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U.S. Department of Justice 



Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, D.C. 20535 

June 19,2017 


MR. JOHN GREENEWALD JR. 



FOIPA Request No.: 1371900-000 
Subject: MEAD, MARGARET 


Dear Mr. Greenewald: 

Records responsive to your request were previously processed under the provisions of the 
Freedom of Information Act. Enclosed is one CD containing 232 pages of previously processed documents 
and a copy of the Explanation of Exemptions. This release is being provided to you at no charge. 

Documents or information referred to other Government agencies were not included in this release. 

Please be advised that additional records potentially responsive to your subject may exist. If this 
release of previously processed material does not satisfy your information needs for the requested subject, 
you may request an additional search for records. Submit your request by mail or fax to - Work Process 
Unit, 170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602, fax number (540) 868-4997. Please cite the FOIPA Request 
Number in your correspondence. 

For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of law enforcement and national 
security records from the requirements of the FOIA. See 5 U.S. C. § 552(c) (2006 & Supp. IV (2010). This 
response is limited to those records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA. This is a standard 
notification that is given to all our requesters and should not be taken as an indication that excluded records 
do, or do not, exist. 

For questions regarding our determinations, visit the www.fbi.gov/foia website under “Contact Us.” 
The FOIPA Request Number listed above has been assigned to your request. Please use this number in all 
correspondence concerning your request. Your patience is appreciated. 

You may file an appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States 
Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20530-0001, or you 
may submit an appeal through OIP's FOIAonline portal by creating an account on the following web 
site: https://foiaonline.reaulations.gov/foia/action/public/home . Your appeal must be postmarked or 
electronically transmitted within ninety (90) days from the date of this letter in order to be considered timely. 
If you submit your appeal by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked “Freedom of 
Information Act Appeal.” Please cite the FOIPA Request Number assigned to your request so that it may be 
easily identified. 






You may seek dispute resolution services by contacting the Office of Government Information 
Services (OGIS) at 877-684-6448, or by emailing oais@nara.gov . Alternatively, you may contact the FBI’s 
FOIA Public Liaison by emailing foipaauestions@ic.fbi.gov . If you submit your dispute resolution 
correspondence by email, the subject heading should clearly state “Dispute Resolution Services.” Please 
also cite the FOIPA Request Number assigned to your request so that it may be easily identified. 


Sincerely, 



David M. Hardy 
Section Chief, 
Record/Information 
Dissemination Section 
Records Management Division 


Enclosure(s) 




EXPLANATION OF EXEMPTIONS 


SUBSECTIONS OF TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 552 

(b)(1) (A) specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign 

policy and (B) are in fact properly classified to such Executive order; 

(b)(2) related solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of an agency; 

(b)(3) specifically exempted from disclosure by statute (other than section 552b of this title), provided that such statute (A) requires that the 

matters be withheld from the public in such a manner as to leave no discretion on issue, or (B) establishes particular criteria for withholding 
or refers to particular types of matters to be withheld; 

(b)(4) trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential; 

(b)(5) inter-agency or intra-agency memorandums or letters which would not be available by law to a party other than an agency in litigation with 
the agency; 

(b)(6) personnel and medical files and similar files the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy; 

(b)(7) records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes, but only to the extent that the production of such law enforcement records 

or information ( A ) could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings, ( B ) would deprive a person of a right to a 
fair trial or an impartial adjudication, ( C ) could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, ( D ) 
could reasonably be expected to disclose the identity of confidential source, including a State, local, or foreign agency or authority or any 
private institution which furnished information on a confidential basis, and, in the case of record or information compiled by a criminal law 
enforcement authority in the course of a criminal investigation, or by an agency conducting a lawful national security intelligence 
investigation, information furnished by a confidential source, ( E ) would disclose techniques and procedures for law enforcement 
investigations or prosecutions, or would disclose guidelines for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions if such disclosure could 
reasonably be expected to risk circumvention of the law, or ( F ) could reasonably be expected to endanger the life or physical safety of any 
individual; 

(b)(8) contained in or related to examination, operating, or condition reports prepared by, on behalf of, or for the use of an agency responsible for 
the regulation or supervision of financial institutions; or 

(b)(9) geological and geophysical information and data, including maps, concerning wells. 

SUBSECTIONS OF TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 552a 

(d)(5) information compiled in reasonable anticipation of a civil action proceeding; 

(j) (2) material reporting investigative efforts pertaining to the enforcement of criminal law including efforts to prevent, control, or reduce crime 

or apprehend criminals; 

(k) (l) information which is currently and properly classified pursuant to an Executive order in the interest of the national defense or foreign 

policy, for example, information involving intelligence sources or methods; 

(k)(2) investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes, other than criminal, which did not result in loss of a right, benefit or 

privilege under Federal programs, or which would identify a source who furnished information pursuant to a promise that his/her identity 
would be held in confidence; 

(k)(3) material maintained in connection with providing protective services to the President of the United States or any other individual pursuant 
to the authority of Title 18, United States Code, Section 3056; 

(k)(4) required by statute to be maintained and used solely as statistical records; 

(k)(5) investigatory material compiled solely for the purpose of determining suitability, eligibility, or qualifications for Federal civilian 
employment or for access to classified information, the disclosure of which would reveal the identity of the person who furnished 
information pursuant to a promise that his/her identity would be held in confidence; 

(k)(6) testing or examination material used to determine individual qualifications for appointment or promotion in Federal Government service 
he release of which would compromise the testing or examination process; 

(k)(7) material used to determine potential for promotion in the armed services, the disclosure of which would reveal the identity of the person 
who furnished the material pursuant to a promise that his/her identity would be held in confidence. 


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RE: 


ky.RO/JlRT MEAD, 

Aka tin, Gregory Bateson 
Anthropologist 
U, S, Public Health Service 
Washington, D. C. 

LOYALTY OF G0V}J?HM!»T EMPLOYS® 


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th Keffeenoe 1» made bo the report of Special Agent K a M. Bierly dated 
March ( £$* I9t|2* at HeniK^’ork* Hew York, entitled "national Co usd t tee for People* e 
Righbe*nlat wnai Scour J$y - P*, Veer York Pile #100-3638* Page 5 of this report 
Hate t£e rae wb eri i of the National Comdttee eligible for election te the 
Executive Conduce ae obtained fron a mieeographed sheet supplied by a re¬ 
liable confidential inf or want and appearing on this list is the sane Margaret 
Mea4« The national Coralttee for People*e Rights was cited as a Cenrsnlst 
front by the Special Coraalttee on Un-A®ariean Activities on March 29* 15&U* 
and June 25* 19^2• The Attorney General, the Honorable Praneis Biddle* stated 
la the Con| 7 °ealocal Record an September 2U, lgi*2, that this organisation was 
formerly the National Oorsrdttee for Defense of Political Prisoners• The latter 
organisation was declared by the Attorney General as coning within the purview 
of Executive Order 9035* ( 100 - 7685 - 87 ) 


Reference is made to the Mpbft pf Special Agent Donald P* Adana 
dated March 3* 19^7* at Mew York* entitled "Beintp*m Co totality School* Internal 

Very truly yours, / 


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Security « C", lew York file IIQO- 79 L 07 , describing she organisation of 
this school sad Identifying Dr* Margaret Mead as a leoturer oa Anthropology. 
An earlier report in this ease by Special Agent Alf P. Starig dated October 
23, I 9 U 5 at Mew York, described Dr* Mar garet Mead as a trustee of this sehool* 
Confidential national Defense Inf or ran d l etated that the Domtoum 

Comemnity Sehool sas directly or indirectly controlled by the Coasunlet Party, 


Keferenoe is aadc to the report o^llpeiial Agent thenae U# Corbett 
dated August 5* 19^3* at Rev York, entitled "kudolph Host, Wae,, Denabtaralisa* 
ties Proceedings - 0, therein it is stated that the employee's nans appears 
on the nailing list of the "Daily Worker", an Rest Coast Coassmist Kewepaper, 
Vew York file #lOO~3li*06. (loo-Si|176-10) 


The Washington Hie Id Office ie instructed to oheek the records of 
pertinent government agenoioa, including OMI and I'A, 


It ie to be noted that an investigation was conducted by the Bureau 
under the character "Employee Investigation, Office for Emergency Management", 
which failed to develop inf or nation of a disloyal nature but it determined 
that the employee is regarded as a brilliant scientist in the field of 
Anthropology, The reports refleeting the investigation of the esployee for 
the Office for Emergency Management should be utilised for investigative 
leads in this loyalty investigation, therefore, the file nuabers for interested 
offices are set out as follows 1 Mew York file $TT~6&&$ I n d ianapolis Plls 
#77-0091 Detroit Pile 177-12351 Chicago File #77-27391 Boston file 177-2772» 
Washington Pie Id Off loo File % 77-15521. ( 77 ^ 880 !+) 


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ST/UJDARD ,FSflM S4 
Promulgated August 
4, 1947, by Civil Serrico 
Commission c 


.OR REPORT ON LOYAL 

FOR INCUMBENT EMPLOYEES AND EXCEPT 
IS CONDUCTED BY AGENCY (Part VI—Execu! 


To: The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington 25, D. C. 

The following^ information is .furnished-for identification purposes on the person named below. Kindly furnish a report on any deroga¬ 
tory loyalty information contained—in your files. (The fingerprints of this person are attached.) 

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s' (Suftuyn.) (Given nan.) (Middle or other names) 


1. FULL NAME 

(initials and abridge¬ 
ments of full name 
are not acceptable) 


2. ALIASES AND NICKNAMES 


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Mead 


(Surname) 


(Qlren name) 

Margaret 


3. DATE OF THIS REQUEST 

9-23-4B 


4 ‘ KNOWN TO REQUESTING AGENCY (FBI number or BTSI file number, passport number. Army or Nary serial number, seaman's certificate of 

Identification, alien registration number. Social Security number, etc. Specify which) 


Fassport number 76460 (June 1947) 


5. PLACE OF BIRTH 


Philadelphia, Pa. 


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S. DATE OF BIRTH 

16 December 1901i 


7. TITLE OF POSITION, OCCUPATION OR PRO¬ 
FESSION 

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U, .ft£9, A , N .!?AT.lP NS WITH WHICH AFFILIATED OTHER THAN RELIGIOUS OR POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS OR THOSE WHICH SHOW RELIGIOUS OR POLITICAL 
AFFILIATIONS / , . ~ , , .... 


American Anthropological Assocjt 

American Ethnological Society 

xod Ant'nroDolor 


12. DATES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS 

Date Street 


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“'"'Armorican Association of Univ. Worn® 
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Mar. '58 - Nov. '38 


1936 - 1938 


Street ' City 

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>8 West 22nd St. New York 


139 233 West 102nd St. New York 


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14. THIS AGENCY HAS LOYALTY'Jn'fORMATION REPORTS) FURNISHED BY THE AGENCIES I|J3|CATED 


AGENCY? WHICliff.iAb’E.TllE LOYALTY; JlEPOl^ 


DATE OF REPO 



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December 10 , 19^4-8 


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INSTRUCTIONS ON PREPARATION OF STANDARD FORM 84 

1. This form (Standard Form 84) is promulgated by the United States Civil Service Commission at the’request of the Federal 

Bureau of Investigation for the purpose of carrying out the responsibilities with respect to incumbent employees under Part 

VI of-Executive Order 9835. 

2. A separata form (Standard; Form 853 will be used for applicants or persons appointed- after September 30, 1947, as 
provided in Part I of Executive Order 9835, except for excepted employees where investigation is conducted by the agency. 

3. The employee’s fingerprint chart, Standard Form 86, must be be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation with 

the original and two copies of this form. The third carbon copy of the form should be retained by the agency. 

4. If additional space is reeded in filling in items'12 and 13, use a separate sheet of paper, number the item to correspond 

v with the item number on this form, indicate the name of the employee, and attach. 

5. if the requesting agency has previously received loyalty 'r-formstion from any Government agency (including the Federal 
bureau of Investigation) concerning the employee named In this form, the name of the agency which furnished the infor¬ 
mation and the date of the report should be shown la iteM,J4»«. m nr* f.Q"l 

6. Item 15 is reserved for the use of the Federal Buiftftlt ll.Jrwestlglitlorf'tn reporting on this request when no derogatory 
^formation is developed. 

7. Whenever derogatory Information is developed the report will be covered in item 17, above. 

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STANDARD FORM NO. 64 


Office lSA.emw wrisdum • united states government 


: S. J. TRACY 


FROM : D. M. LADD T)ff ^ 

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SUBJECT: MARGARET MB*© Q Q 

Aka Mrs. Gregory Bateson 
Anthropologist 
U.S. Public Health Service 
Washington, D.C. 

LOYALTY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 


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date: December 10, I9I+8 

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Ur. Tolaon_ 

Ur. E. A. T55£f“ 

Ur. Clegg_ 

Ur. Glavln_ 

Ur. Ladd - 

Ur. Nichols - 

Ur. Rosen_ 

Ur. Tracy_ 

Ur. Egan_ 

Ur. Gurnea_ 

Ur. Harbo 
Ur. Mohr 
Ur. Ponnington_ 
Ur. Quinn Tamm 

Telo. Roon_ 

Ur. Neaso_ 

Miss Hola>8 8 ~ 
Miss Oandy_ 


LOYALTY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ^°2E D — == 

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Please search the name of the above individual through the records , . 

of the Identification Division and forward the results, in duplicate, to the / & **/ 
Foreign and Domestic Coordination Unit, Room 4519, Department of Justice 7/! /V 
Building, Washington, D. C. - • 

The following identifying data are listed for your assistance: 

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Maiden name, if married: Margaret Mead 

Date and place of birth: Dec. 16, 1901 at Philadelphia, Pa, 

Department and Agency for whom employed: jj.s. Public Health Service 

Previous Government employment: I-I42 to 7-1+5 National. Research Council, Wash., DC 


Was case opened on Form 84 or Form 85: 8l+ 


If so, date form received: 


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Other pertinent identifying data: (Including Military service numbers and 

Alien Registration numbers) 


Passport No. y6Jl+60 (June 191+7) 


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ADDENDUM:-1-18-49 (jl) Based upon information furnished a search °£7% e files of \ 
this Division failed to disclose any record of the above subject. (VC 

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SAC, ALBANY URGENT 

MARGARET MEAD, AKA MRS. GREGORY BATESON, MARGARET MEAD BATESON, MRS. 
LUTHER SHERLEIGH CHESSMAN, MARGARET CRESSMAN, MRS. REO FRANKLIN O ' 

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FORTUNE, MARGARET FORTUNE, SPECIAL CONSULTANT, USHiS, WASHINGTON, / 
D. C., LGE. 

REBULET TO NY DECEMBER TEN LAST. BUREAU ADVISED EMPLOYEE'S NAME 
APPEARED ON LIST OF MEMBERS OF NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLES RIGHTS 
ELIGIBLE FOR ELECTION TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE IN MARCH, FORTYTWO. 

NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLES RIGHTS WAS CITED AS COMMUNIST FRONT 
BY SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON UN DASH AMERICAN ACTIVITIES !<ARCH TWENTYNINE 
FORTYFOUR AND JUNE TWENTYFIVE FORTYTWO. FORJN2R ATTY GEN BIDDLE IN 
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD ON SEPTEMBER TWENTYFOUR FORTYTWO STATED THAT 
THIS ORGANIZATION WAS FORMERLY THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR DEFENSE 
OF POLITICAL PRISONERS. THIS ORGANIZATION DECLARED BY AG AS WITHIN 
PURVIEW OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NINE EIGHT THREE FIVE. REFERENCED LETTER . 
FURTHER ADVISED THAT DR. MARGARET MEAD WAS A LECTURER ON ANTHROPOLOGY 

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IN QUOTE DOWNTOWN COW1UNITY SCHOOL UNQUOTE IN OCTOBER FORTYFIVE. DR. 
MEAD WAS TRUSTEE OF THIS SCHOOL. DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY SCHOOL WAS REPORTED 
BY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANT AS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY CONTROLLED BY CP. 
REFERENCED LETTER FURTHER ADVISED NY REPORT DTD AUGUST FIVE FORTYTHREE 

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DAILY WORKER UNQUOTE,AN EAST COAST COMMUNIST NEWSPAPER. EMPLOYES WAS 
EMPLOYED BY CARL E. OUTRE, FORMERLY DIRECTOR OF MUSEU1B, UNIVERSITY 
OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, IN FORTYTWO AS EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 
ON THE COMMITTEE OF FOOD HABITS FOR THE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL. 
GOTHE ADVISED IN AUGUST FORTYTHRBE EMPLOYEE BELIEVED TO BE LOYAL 
AMERICAN AND WILLING TO DEVOTE TIME TO GIVE QUOTE THIS COUNTRY THE 
BENEFIT OF HER EXPERIENCE UNQUOTE. GUTHE FRESENTLT DIRECTOR OF NT 
STATE MUSEUM, ALBANY. ALBANY REQUESTED TO INTERVIEW GUTHE REGARDING 
EMPLOYEE. RUG. 


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FBI WASHINGTON DC 1-18-49 6-55 PM JG 

SAC, DETROIT URGENT 

MARGARET MEAD, FSA, LGE* BUDED PAST. ADVISE BY RETURN TEL WHEN 
REPORTS WILL 3E FORWARDED. 



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FEBRUARY 7, J$U9 


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WASHIHGTOB FIELD («i) 


llARGARB^MEAD, PSA, ICE, REBUTTX FEBRUARY POUR LAST. DSADLXSB IBA ITO T WYL Y 
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MARGARET MEAD, FSA, LGE. REBUTEL FEBRUARY FOUR LAST. DEADLINE 
INADVERTENTLY SET AS MAY TEN NEXT. CORRECT deadline SHOULD BE 
FEBRUARY TEN NEXT. 


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NEB YORK 36 FROM HASHINGTON 7 6-10 PM 

SAC URGENT 

MARGARET MEAD, FSA, LGE. REDUTEL FEBRUARY FOUR LAST. DEADLINE 
INADVERTENTLY SET AS MAY TEN NEXT. 


CORRECT DEADLINE SHOULD 


DE FEDRUARY TEN NEXT. 


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February 10, 1949 


Director, FBI 

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Bo Chicago teletype February 8 lest advising that report of Lieutenant 
Make Mills indicetes one Margaret Meade, Few TorV City, vae a Conn list in 1933, 
and secretary of the League of Homelaas Women, source, Dsily Worker, August 18, 
1932, page 6. A cheek of page 6 of the Daily Worker for August 18, 1933, reflects 
a aeetlng of 200 hoaeless uoaen which formed the League of Hoasless Voaen end 
elected Margaret Mesde as secretary. Wo information therein indicating Meade is 
a Ceramist. Recheck Make Mills files for complete information therein indicating 
Maade to be a Comemiet end recheek for original source of this information, surep 
immediately. 


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SUBJEC' 


Director, FBI 
New York 

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MARGARET MEAD, aka. 

Special Consultant 

United States Public Health Service, 
Washington, D. C. 

LOYALTY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 


date: February 16, 19h9 


Rebutel February h last, requesting amended pages to report of SA 
MELVIN A. THOMPSON, New York City, January 20, 1 9h9, entitled "MARGARET MEAD, 
aka, LGE." 


Enclosed are amended pages, numbered 5~A, 6, 16, 19, 20, 21 and 22. 


These amended pages have already been inserted in the New York copy 
of this report* 


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DATE: February 16, 191+9 




HOTTEL, SAC, WASHINGTON FIELD 

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SUBJECT: MARGARET MEAD, AKA, 

Federal Security Agency, 

LOYALTY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 


Rebutel February i+, 191+9- 

Submitted herev/ith are seven copies of amended 
page six of report of Special Agent ROBERT H. PAUL dated January 17, 

191+9j reflecting information concerning citizenship of employee’s 
husband as contained in the files of the Immigration and Naturalization 
Service. 


The Bureau is advised that information obtained 
from the records of the Intelligence Division, of the Army as set forth 
on page six of VJFO letter dated December 28, 191+8, was not set forth 
in the above mentioned WFO report because the name "Dr. MARGARET MEAD" 
contained no further identifying information as to the identity of this 
person nor did the records reflect the source from which this information 
was obtained. 


Captain JOSEPH HART, IDA, Department of the Army, 
was contacted and advised that the information concerning "Dr. MARGARET 
MEAD assisted with organization of the League for Mutual Aid" was 
originally obtained from the FBI in 191+2. 

Because the "Dr. MARGARET MEAD" mentioned in IDA 
records cannot be identified with the employee and further because / 

indices of the Washington Field Office contain no reference to this 
information, it is assumed that this information was furnished to IDA 
by the Bureau and therefore not included in the ,;F0 report in this 
matter. 


Reference is made to information on page five of 
ViFO letter dated December 28 in captioned matter concerning information 
from the HCUA. ' n v* - 1* 

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The Bureau is advised that this information was 
originally obtained through a check of the Civil Service Commission 
records which reflected that the information had been originally 


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obtained from the HCUA,. A subsequent check of the records of the 
HCUA failed to reflect all of the information which the records of 
the Civil Service Commission attributed to the records of the HCUA* 

Miss ANN TURNER, Librarian, HCUA, was contacted 
regarding information which appeared in the records of the CSC as 
having been originally obtained from the HCUA but which information 
was not reflected in a check of the HCUA records. She advised that 
many of the files and records received by the HCUA from the old Dies 
Committee had not been indexed and as a result the files were maintained 
in a storage room and were not available for review. She stated that since 
the names had not been indexed, it would be virtually impossible to use 
the information contained in the files. She also stated that prior to 
191*5 these files had been available to other Governmental agencies who 
had obtained information from the files although the names in the files 
had not been indexed. She also stated that CSC representatives in 
New York had obtained much oral information from .the New Yorle 
Regional Office of the HCUA? which information was never reduced to 
writing. Miss TURNER added that because of the above facts, it would 
be possible that some Government agencies would ha ve information in 
their files which was feceived from the HCUA but which the indices of 
the HCUA would fail to reflect. 

A check of the HCUA records reflects the following 

information* 

(1) "MARGARET MEAD, Sponsor of the National 
Wartime Conference of the Professions, the Sciences, the Arts, ths 
White Collar Fields, held on May 8 and 9, 1 9h3 at the Hotel Commodore 
and the Hotel Biltmore, New York, New York." 

The source of this information is appendix IX of the 
Public Hearings of the HCUA which were conducted September 27, 28, 


Council on 


The source of this information is listed as "page 
29 of Soviet Women to Women of the World". 


29, and October 3, 4 , and 5, 19 44 * 

(2) "MARGARETs lAmfaU - YWCA, Ameri 
Soviet Relations, sent greetings to/Soviet women." 




February 16, 


1 9h9 


RE: MARGARET MEAD, AKA, 

FSA. 

LOYALTY OF GOVT. EMPLOYEES 


An effort was made to locate this publication at 
the Library of Congress in an effort to further indentify this person. 

The records fail to reflect a publication under this title. 

(3.) "MARGARET MEAD, Instructor for the New School 
for Social Research". 

This person is not further, identified but the source 
for this information is listed as page 67 of the New York Post dated 
September 18, 19U1. 

(U) "MARGARET MEADE, Communist, 1933 Secretary of 
the League of Homeless Women". 

The source for this information is reflected as 
page six, column seven of the August 18, 1933 issue of the Daily Worker. 

Miss TURNER of the HCUA advised that this information 
was originally obtained from the files of Lieutenant MAKE MILLS of the 
Chicago Police Department. 

Records of the HCUA contain no record of the employee’s 
husband, GREGORY BATESON. 

The above information concerning a person having a 
name similar to the employee’s name was not set forth in Y/FO report 
dated January 17, 19^9 since the person mentioned in the HCUA record 
could not be identified with the employee and further because the 
organization affiliations of the person listed in the HCUA records 
have not been cited by the HCUA nor by the Attorney General. 

Other information vihich was set forth on page five 
of YiFO letter to the Director dated December 28, concerning information 
from the HCUA but not reflected in a check of the HCUA, records was 
not set forth in Y»FO report but was submitted as possible leads for the 
New York Office. Although the HCUA records did not contain all of the 
information which the CSC had obtained from the HCUA, it was felt that 
the CSC had obtained the information from the New York Office of the 
HCUA and as in the manner previously explained by Miss TURNER had not 
been indexed and was not available for review. 

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RE: MARGARET MEAD, AKA, February 16, 1 9k9 

FSA 

LOYALTY OF GOVT. EMPLOYEES 


Miss TURNER of the HCUA was re-contacted and 
advised that the records of the HCUA contain no additional information 
concerning MARGARET MEAD or MARGARET MEADE, other than the four 
enumerated references set forth above. 

Because the MARGARET MEAD'listed in the HCUA 
records cannot be identified with the employee, information obtained 
from the HCUA was not set forth in WFO report but as indicated was 
furnished to the New York Office by 1VF0 letter to Director dated 
December 28 as possible leads. 

In an effort to obtain the original source for the 
information which the files of the CSC reveals as having been 
obtained from the HCUA, inquiry was made at the Library of Congress. 
There was located a pamphlet entitled "A Plan for the National Morale 
Service'*. This pamphlet was published by the Committee for National 
Morale, $1 East [(.2nd Street, New York, New fork on February 21, 19hl. 
Page 1 of this pamphlet lists "Members of the Committee for National 
Morale". Under the heading "Executive Committee" is listed the name 
"GREGORY BATESON - Anthropologist". Also listed as a "member" is the 
name "MARGARET MEAD - Anthropologist, American Museum of Natural 
History. 


At the Library of Congress there was also located a 
pamphlet entitled "White Book of United States Foreign Policy, 1932 - 
19l|2". This publication was printed in 191*2 for the Committee for 
National Morale. On the inside cover of the pamphlet there appears 
the name "GREGORY BATESON - Secretary" under the title "Committee for 
National Morale, 8 West lj.Oth Street, New York, New York". On the 
inside back cover.of this pamphlet "GREGORY BATESON" and "MARGARET ME&Dlt 
are listed as members of the "Sub-comrnittee for Social Science and 
the Youth and Child Care Development 1 *. 

These persons are apparently identical with the 
employee and her husband, however, this information is not being included 
in WFO report since the "Committee for National-Morale" has not been 
cited by the HCUA nor by the Attorney General. 

The Library of Congress did not have any publications 
or pamphlets of the "New School for Social Research" other than the 191*8 


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RE: MARGARET HEAR, AKA, 

FSA. 

LOYALTY OF GOVT. EMPLOYEES 


school catalogue for this institution. It is therefore impossible to 
ascertain if the GREGORY BATESON and the MARGARET MEAD who were listed 
as instructors of this school in 19 U 7 and l^lpL respectively were 
identical with the employee and her husband. 

A copy of this letter is being designated for the 
New York Office for information purposes. The New York Office is 
requested to utilize the information in 1YFO letter to the Director 
dated December 28 which is attributed to the HCUA and conduct appropriate 
investigation to ascertain if the persons mentioned therein are identical 
with the employee and her husband. 

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LOYALTY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYS3 


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AIK MAIL SPECIAL DEUVEKY 
PERSONAL ATTENTION SAC 


Following oases pending your office anong aoat delinquent Loyalty -t 
investigations in Bureaut . 

Margaret^Maad, F3A ^ 

Vitold Arnett, VA 


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MARGARSt4eAD AKA, MRS. GREOOR^ATSSGN, MRS. LUTHER SHERLEIGH CRESSMAN, ' / 
MARGAReAbSSMAN, MRS.^EO FORTUNE, MARGARET FORTUNE, SPECIAL | ^ 

CONSULTANT, US PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, WASH., D. C., LGE. REBUILT DEC TIER' } 3 ~ ( 

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LAST. MEAD EMPLOYED AS EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF COMMITTEE ON FOOD HABITS OF 
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL, D. C. FORTY TWO TO FORTYFIVE. SUPERIORS WERE 


DR. CARL GUTHE, PRESENTLY IN CHARGE OF NY STATE MUSEUM, ALBANY, NY AND DR. 
Leonard: carmicheal, pres, of tufts college, boston, mass, basis is mead*s 

NAME PRIOR FORTYTW3 APPEARED UPON LIST OF NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE'S 
RIGHTS WHICH WAS FORMERLY NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR THE DEFENSE OF POLITICAL 
PRISONERS. ALSO ALLEGED TRUSTEE AND LECTURES OF DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 
NIC WHIGt'HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY CONTROLLED BY CP. 

FOR ALBANY INFO MEAD BORN DEC SIXTEEN, NINETEEN ONE, IS NOTED ANTHROPOLOGIST 
AS IS HER PRESENT HUSBAND, GREGORY BATESON. ALSO AUTHOR OF SEVERAL POOKS 


COMING OF AGE IN SAMOA. MEAD 


INCLUDING QUOTE KEEP YOUR POWD^W, DRY UNVOTE, COMING OF AGE IN SAMOA. 
HAS BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH AMERICAN MUSEUM OF HISTORY NYC SINCE 


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MARGARET LEAD, aka 
Mrs* Gregory Bateson, Margaret 
lie ad. Bateson, Mrs* Luther Sher- 
leigh Cressnan, Margaret Cressraan, 
Mrs* Reo Franklin Fortune, Margaret 
Fortune - SPECIAL CONSULTANT 
U. S« PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE 
WASHINGTON, D. C. 

LOYALTY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 


Albany, New York 
January 5, 1949 


III* RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION 


AT ALBANY, NE>, YORK? 


Dr* CARL E* GUTIiL, Director, New York Stilte Museum, Educa¬ 
tion Building, advised he has been acquainted vrith MARGARET HEAD 
since about the middle Twenties or for approximately 25 years* Re 
knows her professionally, both being Anthropologists, and as a close 
personal friend, and stated he would recommend her without any quali¬ 
fication whatever for employment with the Government of this country* 
He knov/s her to be a vroman of marked ability in her work, of excellent 
character and reputation, and a truly loyal American, 


Dr* GUTHB stated that during the vrar, for a period of some 
three years subsequent to 1942, he was associated with Dr* MARGARET 
HEAD on the National Research Council of Washington, D* C. Dr* GUTEE 
Yvas Chairman of a Committee of Food Habits under this Council and 
I.L1RGARLT MEAD was Executive Secretary of this same Committee* 


Dr* GUTEE stated that Dr* LIEAD did much of the work of this 
particular Committee composed for the most part of prominent scien¬ 
tists, and he stated that Employee handled this work in her usual 
highly satisfactory manner* Dr. GUTHE added that he, as well as all 
of his associates of the National Research Council, had been cleared 
by Government Investigative Agencies for n secret" ivork. 


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be. Employe© v;as interested in the cultures of other countries and 
had spent considerable tine in studying social and economic aspec of 
civilization throughout many parts of the world and in numerous coun¬ 
tries. Dr. GU'fHL volunteered that in the course of such study. Dr. 
li^D had undoubtedly studied the cultures of the Russian people, as 
well as those of most other European countries and, ho stated, un¬ 
doubtedly had contacts in lino with this type of study in moat European 
countries. 


However, he continued. Employee *a interest in Russia or any 
other European country would have been motivated solely by her in¬ 
terest in learning about the way people live in various countries. 

Dr. GliTBE pointed out that a year or so ago iiARGARLT HEAD 
had traveled to Europe, along with other scientists, under some fed¬ 
eral auspicos for the purpose of scientific study. lie described Dr. 
I1ARGARIST KMD as one of the outstanding scientists in the profession 
of Anthropology in this country. He concluded by saying that .any 
remarks he might possibly make concerning Employee would be wholly 
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THIS CASE ORIGINATED AT BUREAU 


FILE NO. 121-1917 


REPORT MADS AT 


Chicago, Illinois 


DATE WHEN MADE 


1/6/49 


period for 

WHICH MAOS 

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MARGARET MEADA\also known as Mrs. Gregory "late son 
Sargaret Meacfl|Batesw», lira. Luther Sherleigh , 
pressman, MargarelWfressman. M rs. ■ Reo Franklin 
>rtune f Marpare-pHortune, Special Consultant/ 


REPORT MADE BY 


JAKES R. OLIVER JROsDO- 


CHARACTER OP CASE 


LOYALTY OF G0VERJM3CT EMPLOYEES 


3. Public Health Service, '/Washington, D. G. 

SYNOPSIS on FACTS: / 

. Professor wn.T.TAM F. OGBUM, University 

of Chicago, stated he has no information , 

" reflecting upon loyalty of employee. 



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MARGARET MEAD, also known as • • t . 

Mrs. Gregory Bateson, 

Margaret Mead Bateson, 

Mrs. Luther Sherleigh Creesman, 

Margaret Cressmah, 

Mrs. Reo Eranklin Fbrtune, 

Margaret Fbrtune, • 

Special Consultant, 

U. S. Public Health Service,,, * 

'Washington, D. C. . 

LOYALTY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 

January 6, 1949 -i 

Chicago, Illinois 

III. RESULTS 0-F INVESTIGATION 

Mr. WILLIAM FIELDING OGHIRN, Professor of Sociology, Room 420, 1126 East 
59th Street, Chicago, Illinois, advised he has known employee for about 
twenty-eight years. He stated he met her at the Barnard College in 
about'1921 and that after she received her A.M. degree in about 1923 
he employed her as an assistant in his office at Barnard College." 

He stated she was a most efficient worker and in his opinion was an 
outstanding student. He stated he knew of no organizations to which 
she belonged during this period of time. He farther stated he has 
had very limited contact with her for the past twenty-five years. 

professor OGBUM stated he had no information whatsoever that would 
reflect on employee’s character or loyalty. He stated that in his 
opinion she was a loyal American. 

Professor OGBUFN stated employee had published a book in 1942 under 
her maiden name, MARGARET MEAD, entitled "Keep Your Part -l et Dry", which . 
Professor OGBUHJ stated in his opinion clearly expressed her pro-American 
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THIS CASE ORIGINATED AT BUREAU 


FILE NO. 121-419 


REPORT MADE AT 


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DATE WHEN MADE PERIOD FOR 

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TrrL “ MARGARET MEAD A^CA Mrs. Gregory Bateson, character or case 

.Margaret Mead^Sateewi, Mrs. Luther Sherleigh LOYALTY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOY 

^Cressman, MargarettnSressman, Mrs. Reo Franklin _ 

'^/.-Fortune. Margaret Tor tune ______ 

Special Consultant, USPHS 

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. A Education verified at DePauw University, Greenoastle, O 

J! Indiana. Birth verified from school records. MEAD j / 

y, n no -t known by any of present school faculty. Comments ' 

r> D Sc hool’s Alumni Fund Secretary made August 2, l$43s 

. Q , . not unfavorable. Police and Credit at Greencastle*t~/ 

DEL 1 4 ‘30' Indiana, report no record on her. / 


DAJCA Mrs. Gregc 
dfBate®<M3, Mrs. 


CHARACTER op case 


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Mrs.' Gregory Bateson. ' . ■■■) 

\ Margaret Mead Bateson, - ■ --■.... " 

. Mrs. Luther Sherleigh Cressman, 

• Margaret Cressman, Mrs. Reo Franklin 
Fortune, Margaret Fbrtune V -/■ 
Special Consultant, USPHS 

Washington,’ D. C; - . 

LOYALTY OF GOVERNME NT EMPLOYEES . . • ■ y • - ’ .V . ' ■ 

Indianapolis, Indiana : 

January 10, 1949 • . ,■ y. :. ly . . 


;■ . .... RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION ' 

yy •- Miss NORMA ; SULOT/SKI,Registrar's Office, DePauw University, 

Greencastle,■Indiana, presented MARGARET MEAD’s school record, which 
•reflected that MEAD started at the school in September of 1919, and left 
in June of 1920, during which time she received above average grades. 

Hie records .further showed that MEAD was born : in Philadelphia,. Pennsylvania, 
December 16, 1901, but disclosed no further information. Miss; SULO’sVSKI 
advised that.none of the present faculty was connected with the school in 
1919; or 1920,,. and added that she knew of' no one who might know MEAD, - " 


v ' On August 2, 1943, ROBERT E. CROUCH, Alumni Fund Secretary, 

DePauw University,ystat'ed' that he was not personally-acquainted with 
Mrs. BATESON, bui/that he knew her to be one of the outstanding, persons 
who attended DeB&uw and that he - had some of her more outstanding 1 events 
on Record. The records/in this office reflected that Mrs. BATESON - . '‘ \ 

• is the daughter of Dr. ED’t/ARD SHERVsOOD'.MEAD, Professor of Finance at 
,‘\the Univers^ity of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, residence 4107 Pine Street, 
>khy.fdelph$a. It was also shown that, at'one. time Mrs. BATESON was married 
' F.y F0RTUNE. ^_but did not give any dates, either for the marriage 
or .divorce, or death of Mr. FORTUNES . ^jlc5 0 Tj 

\ Y It was reflected that she' married GREGORY-BATESON, 

Cambridge, March, 1936. It' was indicated in this record that MrsBATESON 
was .--described as a "brilliant.lady-scientist" in the March 2‘4> 1934, issue 
of;'liiberty magazine.. V ' :; / . y y-.’ 

V- - . ' ’ ... - ‘ .- y ■ ■' . ’’ ‘ y 

s X „ \. Mr. CROUCH called attention to an article written by . 
a student', BETTY MULLINS, for the 1,943 Commencement issue of the DePauw ' ' . 
Alvunnus^^hi^i^is quoted as. follows: *.. •' ■- ' y -y. : 

■ " ".’Keep Your Powder Dry’ by MARGARET.-MEAD, ex- ’23. ' This .' 

is the second book by anthropologist MARGARET MEAD." Her first book was 
’Growing up inyNew.Guinea, Sex and Temperament.’ 'In her latest work,. ' 


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r ‘ Miss .MEAD -‘has attempted, an analysis' of: the future of America.I / She -'believes 
..that' before .we tcahfturn'to any'major problem of war/arid peace, '..we'must 
learn ■what we are outselves. . "^ithouththis insight, we.: will be unable-to’ ' 

'■ judge our aptitudes for any type of'reconstruction.' -/V.;' . / 

.• . '' /"Miss MEAD.discusses, the..attitudes .of the-third-generationr 

Americans, into which category most 'of‘us .fall, towards, the second.. and- the 

- seconds'• toward the first. Each generation, she believes,' wishes to 
outstrip‘.its predecessor* , 'Ihus begins, the typical American .standard of 

a;man's value is success and- is rooted; deeply :ih the Puritan-'belief.-.that • 
toil and struggle are ; the-, proper works of 'man and that competition-is‘. '. y "•■■■ 
the . basis' for the ■struggle* • -' V. " 

• "Miss MEAD suggests that this national ' character ..can \ 

■/.be best called .upon in this present war and the-reconstruction to,’follow . 

‘ j by recognizing th.af Americans trust themselves’more than their "parents, /, 

■ and themselves more, than their 'generals and officials, ibis means: ’’that. ' 
we can only move forward as a whole people.'/ ..She believes, that 'Washington- 
must not' lay down" hard and. fast rule si'.' 'Our. strength, comes out .when, we ' 
feel that ;.we. are ,grovm-up and in control, but ebbs away.,from uS when we 
feel a parent hand*'. And Miss MEAD further says that suppression of bad 
news for , the sake of morale is fatal.,• tt/hen this mistake is ma.de*.vthe ■ h’f 
American looks..at his leaders with a ' strong, suspicion'’; that, bur ^morale* 

.is just another'name for. your-'Akins.' '•;/ h V 

, > : . >•' '• v "Miss MEAD" is. connected' with 'the' American Museum-' of 

Natural •••History in-.New York City where she serves as Associate ..Curator, ' • 

'./• Department of Anthropology, and has done considerable exploration;work 
;•/ for that .institution. .Shefis also a widely-known contributor to popular'; 

/'and scientific periodicals and,as co-author with her. husband, GREG ; ORY';BA'TE$pN, 

. Cambridge University, England; On June 15, 1943, Miss MEAD spokeibefore 
the state convention of the American Association .of University .Women at 

- the Columbia-Club, Indianapolis, on 'Stylizing the Role of the .College 

. Graduate• in the Community.G . "• "y; ■/• . . 

. ’ : ' . Chief R. COLEMAN, .Greencastle, Indiana, Police Department, 

. advised the department's..records were negative regarding. MEAD. . • • . ' 

.. . ' ’V.f. Mi so --HELEN BLACK, 'Putnam . County Credit.'-Bureau, stated ': 

the filesbfher' office contain hothihg'on MEAD. 


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,• ; ; ; 'i ' Mrs. Gregory Bateson, : 

.. Margaret Mead Bateson, 

Mrs. Luther Sherlelgh Creesman, ; <; 
Margaret Cr« soman, 

Mra. Reo Franklin Fortune, • 

: •*,;>. j- Margaret Fortune j T- ; . ; f. 

Special Consultant, USP1S y:/.>V'v 
: - ;•■•••. • ; ■" Tfashiagton, D. C. v‘ ■ ; : '' -• ' 

vy-V/^r.;:;- LOYALTY OF GQVc,mSBT StPLOYBBS 






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Dated* January 10, 1949* at Indianapolis, 
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title . MARGARETvJHSAD, aka, Mrs. Gregorjr Bateson, 
Margaret Mead^ateaon, Mrs. Luther Sherieigh 's 
Cressman, Margarettufessman, Mrs., Reo Franklin 
fortune. Margaret^Fortune - Special Consultant 


LOYALTY OF .GOVERNMENT:.EMPLOY EES. 


-Mrs. SEBASTIAN-CABOT Elizabeth, New Jersey, stated/: ■ < j 
she has.dcnowrv employee since employee about 12 years iy. J 
old and until about 10 years ago, and. has never had 
reason to doubtcher loyalty. Employee never -.resided j 
in New. Jerbey. Received, honorary LLD,- Rutgers : Uniyer-(^, 
sity, New Brunswick, New Jersey, June 4,• 1-941. Not 
khown. personally by faculty members contacted at- Rdtgers 
No disloyal information developed regarding employee or 
her writings . ' •' V:, 

REP'T F0RwTy>v7^ 


SEE REVERSE SIDE FOR 
ADO. DISSEMINATION. 


REFERENCE 


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December 28, 1948. : •/ 


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MARGARET HEAD, also known as 

Mrs. Gregory Bateson, Margaret Mead Bateson, 

Mrs. Luther Sherleigh Cressman, Margaret Cressman, 

Mrs. Reo Franklin Fortune, Margaret Fortune 

Special Consultant 

United States Public Health Service 

Washington, D. C. 

LOYALTY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 

Nev/ark, New Jersey 

January 10, 1949_•_ 


RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION 


Mrs. SEBASTIAN CABOT, 664 Salem Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey, stated 
she could not comment on the employee's loyalty during the last ten years. 
However, she advised she knew the employee well from the time she (MEAD) was 
12 years old, and that she has never had any reason whatsoever to doubt the 
employee’s loyalty. Mrs. CABOT related that the employee and her family 
lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the period of their close acquaint¬ 
ance, and that the employee never resided in New Jersey* Mrs. CABOT said that 
to her knowledge, she has read all of the books written by MARGARET MEAD and 
none of them show any tendency on the part of the employee toward disloyalty. 
Mrs. CABOT stated that MEAD 'S books deal with the subject of anthropology, 
which books are four in number, the titles of which she cannot recall except 
for the most recent, "Keep Your Powder Dry”. 

Miss ALICE ARONOFF, Assistant Dean, New Jersey College for Women, 
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, produced a copy of the 
citation to MARGARET MEAD dated June 4, 1941, which read as follows: 

"Distinguished ethnologist; author; courageous explorer, allowing 
neither danger or hardship to frustrate your researches into the way of life 
of primitive peoples. You have enlarged our knowledge in the field of 
anthropology. You have interested yourself in many movements, other than 
those which are purely professional, -which have to do with human welfare. 

In recognition of your achievements in these fields, in anticipation of the 
fulfilment of the promise of yet richer attainments in the future, we confer 
upon you—at the direction of the Trustees of Rutgers University—the 
honorary degree of Dr. of Laws." 



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Hiss ARONOFF stated the employee received the aforementioned citation 
and tie honorary degree was conferred upon her when she came here to speak 
during the morning commencement exercises of the University the same date. 

She said the title of the speech given by HEAD was "Spontaneity as a Condition 
of Democratic Life 11 , the text of which contained nothing of a disloyal nature* 
Hiss ARONOFF related that the employee arrived in Mew Brunswick the morning 
of the stated exercises and left the same day, and further, that various mem¬ 
bers of the faculty met HEAD but she believed that no one here is well 
acquainted with HEAD personally* miss ARONCFF stated she has read three or 
four books written by the employee, the titles of which she cannot recall, 
and that she knows nothing of a disloyal nature concerning the employee or 
her writings* 

Krs* ELIZABETH R. BOID, Curator of Rutgersensia, Library, Rutgers 
University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, stated she met the employee once 
during the occasion of her visit here during 1941, but knows nothing concern¬ 
ing her loyalty. She says she has read only one book written by the employee 
entitled “Keep Your Pov^der Dry 1 *, the text of which she felt contained nothing 
of a disloyal nature* 

Mrs. ANNA G. CONLON, Secretary to President, Dr. R. C. CLOTHIER, 
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, stated she met the employee, 
as did Dr. CLOTHIER, but that she knows nothing regarding the employee's 
loyalty. She stated further that Dr. CLOTHIER met the employee only on the 
one occasion of her visit here and would know nothing concerning her loyalty* 
She states she cannot recall reading any books written by the employee* 


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CUNE1DENT J- AL 


MARGARET MEAD, also known as 

Mrs. Gregory Bateson, Margaret Mead Bateson 

Mrs. Luther Sherieigh Cressman, Margaret Cressman 

Mrs. Reo Franklin Fortune, Margaret Fortune 

Special Consultant 

United States Public Health Service 

Washington, D. C. 

LOIALTT OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 






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Wright, Jr. 

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FILE NO. 121—1211 MCG 


REPORT MADE AT 

DATE WHEN MADE 

PERIOD FOR 

WHICH MADE 

REPORT MADE BY 

. BOSTON, MASS. 

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1-4,7,11-1*9 

- PAUL E. KALLERICK 


MEAD^ak, 

fcead^Bat 


^Margaret Keadsreateagn, Mrs. Luther Sherleigh 
fl'tressman, MargarelFcressman, Mrs, Reo franklin 
(fortune, Marga re tFFortune 


CHARACTER OF CASE 

LOYALTY OF GOVERNMENT 
EMPLOYEES 


SYNOPSI 


Special UOnsult&r 
Washington, D. C. 

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Records of Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, in¬ 
dicate MARGARET MEAD taught course in summer schools 19kh A, 
and I 9 I 46 . Associates advise she is well known in her fielp^ 
and is a loyal American. Check of credit and criminal 
records, Boston, reveal no listing for Dr. MEAD. 


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MARGARET MEAD 

also known as Mrs. Gregory. Bateson, 

Margaret Mead Bateson, Mrs. Luther 
Sherleigh Cressman, Margaret pressman, 

Mrs. Reo Franklin Fbrtune, Margaret 
Fortune , . 

Special Consultant 
U. S, Public Health Service . . 

*: Washington, D. C. 

LCttjLTrOF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 

Boston, Massachusetts ' 

January 13, 1&9 

III, RBSUjffi OF INVESTIGATION ' ; j 

Mrs, barr|,b\ TORMLET, InfofmAtion Bureau, Wellesley College, Wellesley, 
Massachusetts, checked hey Records and advised that Dty MARGARET MEAD 
instructed At a School of. Community Affairs, which BAs held at Wellesley 
. for two stumers between the dates June 26 and August 10, 19ltb, and July 6 
and Aufeust 16, 19i»6, 

Dr, tELAWD H, JENKS, Holyoke Building, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass¬ 
achusetts. advised that his permanent'position wasn't Wellesley College 
but that ne was on leave this year.- He stated that the School of Community 
Affairs was conducted under his supervision and that'he had known Dr. MEAD 
for a number of years. Hef stated that he would be very surprised to learn 
Anything which would indicate disloyalty on the part of Dr. MEAD, and that 
to the contrary her writings indicate ah intense devotion and ldyalty to 
the United States Government. Dr. JENJC5 stated that he knew of nothing 
which WOuld indicate* disloyalty on her part. 

, • •* _ . . 

Mrs, CLSDE KLUCKHOHN, Social Relations Department, Harvard University, 
Cambridge, Massachusetts, advised that she has known Dr. MEAD for about 
fifteen years. She advised that this association i* of a social as well 
as academic nature and she stated that her husband is also well acquainted 
with Dr, MEAD. Mrs. KLUCKHOHN stated that there is absolutely no question 
about the integrity and loyalty of Dr, MEAD. She stated that this con¬ 
clusion is drawn both by her association with Dr. MEAD and by familiarity 
with her writings and her work, Mrs. KLUCKHOHN stated that she knew of 
no fact Which would throw any question on Dr*. MEAD'S loyalty to the United 
States' Government. ; 

Confidential Informant Boston T-l, of known reliability, advised that he 
. has known Dr, MEAD for a number of years, and, although he knows nothing* 
which would indicate disloyalty on her part, hb would not be surprised to 
learn that she was associated with "left wing groups." He advised that 








he reached this opinion through familiarity 'with her writings and with her 
work; however, he was unable to furnish any specific, factual information 
which had led him to form this opinion. 

lass CATHERINE CAEOLAN, clerical employee, Massachusetts Board of Probation, 
Boston, 1'assachusetts, central repository for arrest records in the Common¬ 
wealth of Massachusetts, checked her files and advised that there was no 
record of Dr. MEAD. 

Miss IJELDRED KING, clerical employee. Credit Bureau of Greater Boston, 

52 Chauncj, Street, Boston, Massachusetts, checked her files and advised 
that there was no record which could be identified with Dr. LEAD. 



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MARGARET MEAD 

also known as MrB. Gregory Bateson, 
Margaret Mead Bateson, Mrs. Luther 
Sherleigh Cressnan, Margaret Cressnan, 
Mrs. Beo Franklin Fortune, Margaret 
Fortune 

Special Consultant 

U. S. Public Health Service 

Washington, D, C. 

LOYALTY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 


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Employees report end ;;hc;;!d not b r removed from 
file for dissemimitorr purposes. If dissemination 

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Dated: January 13, 19li9, at Boston, 
Massachusetts 

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file no. 121-1764 MEMcG 


REPORT MAOS AT 


DATE WHEN MADE 


REPORT MADE BY 


PHILADELPHIA, PA. i/15 /49 l-T^XlO, 


BILLIE MUSICK 


tItle MARGAftE'K^AD y AKA, Mrs • Gr8g orjr r& E© s CHARACTER OF CASE ^ 

Margarei^-Mead^iateson, Mrs. Luther Stas rle ighC res snan, 

Mapgare'k^ressman, Mrs. Reo FrankliiF^Fortune, LOYALTY CF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 

Margare'wff'ortune ■ „ _ , _ „_ 


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No birth record of MARGARET MEAD could be 
located files Bureau Vital Statistics Phila. 

Employee received honorary degree of Dr. of >• 
Science from Wilson College, Chambersburg, 

Pa., on 10-12-40. Long-time acquaintance 
of employee considers her to be a loyal \ ^ 

American. Records Voters Registration Com-t F£x- J 
mission reflect employee's parents, EDWARD i UE' 

SHERWOOD MEAD and EMILY FOGG MEAD, reside \ , 

at 214 S. McAlpin St., Phila. Phila. in- • 
formants advise name and address of employeeJS-— 
mother appears on mailing list of Phila. Council W' 
v . of American-Soviet Friendship, Fhila. Chapter 
^ '-American Council for a Democratic Greece, 


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Spanish Refugee Appeal, and Joint Anti-Fascist 
Refugee Committee, and the Forum of the Phila. 
School of Social Science & Art. 




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MARGARET MEAD, AKA, Mrs. Gregory 
Bateson, Margaret Mead Bateson, 

Mrs. Luther Sherleigh Cressman, 

' Margaret Cressman, Mrs. Reo 

Franklin Fortune, Margaret Fortune, 

Special Consultant, 

U. S. Public Health Service, 

Washington, D. C. 

LOYALTY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA 
January 15, 1949 

3 ’ , • V ’ ‘ •• 

III. RESULTS QF INVESTIGATION 

HARRY RICHMAN, Search Clerk, Bureau of Health, Division of 
Vital Statistics, Room 524, City Hall Annex, Philadelphia, Fa;, advised 
that a search of the birth records for the years 1900 through 1902 failed 
to reflect a record of the employee's birth. 

EDUCATION 

WILSON COLLEGE. 

Chambersburg , Pa. 

Mrs. RUTH LEITCH, Secretary of Admissions, Wilson College, 
Chambersburg, Pa., advised that MARGARET MEAD had never been a stuiient at 
Wilson College but that on October 12, 1940 an honorary degree of Doctor 
Of Science was conferred upon her by the college during its 70th Anniversary. 

REFERENCE 

ISABEL CARTER, Professor of Social Research, University of 
Pennsylvania School of Social Work, 2410 Pine Street, Biiladelphia, stated 
that she has been acquainted with MARGARET MEAD since approximately 1922, 

■when "they were fellow students at Columbia University in New York.. Miss 
CARTER advised that during the years she has been acquainted with the employee 
she has never heard MEAD express any opinions of a disloyal nature or indicate 
in any way that she was in sympathy with a foreign-type government. Miss 
CARTER further stated that she considers the 'employee to be a loyal, patriotic 
American citizen. 

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Employee listed her parents as EDWARD SHERWOOD MEAD, Professor, 
University of Pennsylvania, bom in Ohio, and EMILY MEAD, nee FOGG, bom in 
Chicago, Illinois, and indicated their address as being 4107 Pine Street, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

JOHN F. STEINHAUER, Voters Registration Commission, Room 1425, 
City Hall Annex, Philadelphia, Pa., made available the registration records, 
■which reflected that EDWARD SHERWOOD MEAD, occupation teacher, was bom 
January 25, 1875 in Ohio, and EMILY FOGG MEAD, bom August 28, 1871 in Illinois 
are presently registered from the address 214 S. McAlpin Street, Philadelphia, 
Pa. The registration card reflects that both the above-named individuals 
formerly resided at 4107 Pine Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Mr. STEINHAUER advised that there is no other individual by 
the name EMILY FOGG MEAD listed in the files of his office. 

A search of the Philadelphia and suburban telephone directories 
failed to reflect a listing for the name EMILY FOGG MEAD. 

Philadelphia Confidential Informant T-l, a reliable informant 
•sfoo will not furnish a signed statement or appear before a Loyalty Hearing 
Board, advised that during July 1943 the name EMILY FOGG MEAD was listed As 
a Philadelphia sponsor of the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee on the 
letterhead of the stationery of that organization. 

Philadelphia Confidential Informant T-2, a reliable informant 
who declined to furnish a signed statement or appear before a Loyalty Hearing 
Board, advised in September 1944 that an invitation announcing a testimonial 
dinner to be held in honor of Dr. M. V. LEGF at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, 
Philadelphia, on October 17, 1944, listed the name EMILY FOGG MEAD as one of 
the sponsors of the event. 

Philadelphia Confidential Informant T-3, of known reliability, 
who will not furnish a signed statement or appear before a Loyalty Hearing 
Board, stated that the above testimonial dinner in honor of Dr. M. V. IEOF 
was held as a benefit for Russian War Relief, Inc., and that approximately 
$10,000.00 was raised through contributions from persons in attendance. 


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The informant further advised that Dr. II. V. LEOF, -while not 
known to be a member of the Communist Party, was active in the Philadelphia 
Council of American-Soviet Friendship, the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Com¬ 
mittee, and the Philadelphia School of Social Science and Art. 

Philadelphia Confidential informant T-4, a reliable informant 
who will not appear before a loyalty Hearing Board or furnish a signed state¬ 
ment, advised that the Philadelphia Chapter of the Russian ,7ar Relief, Inc. 
had among its members some individuals whom the informant believed to be 
moL.bers of the Communist Party or Communist sympathizers during its existence 
in Philadelphia 1941 to 1946. 

Philadelphia Confidential Informant T-5, of known reliability, 
who will not furnish a signed statement or appear before a Loyalty Hearing 
Board, advised in Cctober 1947 that the name Hrs. E. S. HEAD, 214 3. HcAlpin 
Street, Philadelphia 4, ?a,, appeared on what he believed to be a mailing list 
of the Fniladelphia Council of American-Soviet Friendship. 

Fniladolphia Confidential informant T-5 advised that in the 
Fall of 1947 the name Hrs. EDJ&RD S. MAD, 214 3. HcAlpin Street, Philadelphia, 
appeared on what he believed to be the nailing list of the Philadelphia Chapter 
of the American Council for a Democratic Greece. 

Philadelphia Confidential informant T-6, a reliable informant 
who will not furnish a signed statement or appear before a Loyalty Hearing 
Board, advised during January 1943 that the name L!rs. E. S^fSAD, 214 3. HcAlpin 
Street, Philadelphia, Pa., appeared on what he believed constituted a mailing 
list of the Spanish Refugee Appeal of the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee. 

Philadelphia Confidential Informant T-7, of known reliability, 
who declined to furnish a signed statement or appear before a Loyalty Hearing 
Board, advised in December 1947 that the name Hrs. ED./ARD SHLiRw'OSlflHAD, 214 
S. HcAlpin Street, Fniladelphia, appeared on a list which the informant believed 
to be a mailing, list of the Forum of the Philadelphia School of Social Science 
and Art. 


The Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee, the National Council 
of American-Soviet Friendship, Philadelphia School of Social Science and Art, 
and the American Council for a Democratic Greece have all been declared by 
Attorney General TO! C. CLARK as coming within the purview of Part III, Section 
3, of Executive Order /r'9335. 


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Title: MARGARET MEAD, aka, Mrs. Gregory ' 

Bateson, Margaret Mead Bateson, 

Mrs. Luther Sherleigh Cressman, - 
Margaret Cressman, Mrs. Reo 
FranlcLin Fortune, Margaret Fortune,' 
Special Consultant, 

U. S. Public Health Service, 
Washington, D. C. 

LOYALTY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 


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that employee was sober of National 
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MARGARET MEAD 
Mrs* Gregory Eateson, 

Margaret Mead Bateson, 

Mrs. Luther Sherleigh Cressman, 

Margaret Ores smart, 

lira, Reo Franklin Fortune, 

Margaret Fortune, 

Special Consultant 

United States Public Health Service 

Washington, D* C® 

LOYALTY OF G07ERNMENT EMPLOYEES 

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The following information Concerning MARGARET MEAD was obtained 
from, her Request for Report on Loyalty Data submitted September 23, 191*8; from 
the records of the American Museum of National History; and from records of the 
United States Public Health Service, Washington, Do 

Borns December 16, 1901, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania* 


Marital Status* Married LUTHER SHERLEIGH CRESSMAN, September 3, 1923, at 
Buckingham, Pennsylvania; divorced him July 31, 1928, at 
Hermosillo, Senora, Mexico, on the grounds of desertion. 

Married REO FRANKLIN FORTUNE, October 8, 1928, at Auckland, 
New Zealand; divorced him September 26, 193!?, at Hermosillo, 
Senora, Mexico, on the grounds of desertion 0 

Married GREGORY EATESON, March 13, 1936, at Singapore, China* 


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Employment: October 1, 19k6, to present time, part-time as Consultant in 

Mental Health (Anthropology), United States Public Health Service, 

New York City. 

September 1, 1926, to date. Associate Curator, American Museum of i^ 
National History, Nev/ York City. 

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January, 19k2 to July, 19U5, National Research Council, Washington, 

D. C. 

Summer of 19ilU, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts. 

1939 to 19^2, and summer of 19U5, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, 

New York. 

February, 19hl to December, 19hl, Community Service Society, New 
York City. 

December, 193U to March, 1935, Social Science Research Council, 

New York City* 


Residences: September, 19h2 to date, 72 Perry Street, New York City. 

19lj0 to 19U2, b3 West 93rd Street, New York City. 

September, 1939 to February, 19U0, Care of EICHELBERGER, 

358 West 22nd Street, New York City. 

March, 1939 to September, 1939, 253 West 102nd Street, New 
York City* 

January to March, 1939, Bali* 

December, 1938 to January, 1939, Australia. 

March to November, 1938, New Guinea, Tambunum, Sepik District* 
1936 to 1938, Bajoeng Gede, Bali, Netherlands East Indies. 


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1936, 251 Vfe3t 102nd Street, New York City, 


193k to 1936, England* 


Education: De Pauw University, Green Castle, Indiana, 1919 and 1920* 

Barnard College, New York City, 1920 to 1923, receiving Bachelor 
of Arts Degree in 1923* 

Columbia University, New York City, 1923 to 1925, receiving a 
Master of Arts Degree in 192k and a Dootor of Philosophy Degree 
in 1928. 


II. BASIS FOR INVESTIGATION 

In 19k2, Confidential Informant New York City T-l, of known 
reliability, advised that one MARGARET MEAD was a member of the National 
Committee for Peopled Rights, and that her name was listed as being eligible 
for election to the Executive Committee. 

The National Committee for People’s Rights was cited as a Com¬ 
munist front by the Special Committee on Un-American Activities on March 29, 

19kk and June 25, 19k2* The Attorney General, the Honorable FRANCIS BIDDLE, 
stated in the Congressional Record on September 2k, 192k, that this organization 
was formerly the National Committee for Defense of Political Prisoners. The 
latter organization was declared by the Attorney General as coming within the 
purview of Executive Order 9835* 


III. RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION 

Confidential Informant New York City T-l was recontacted and 
he edvised he could furnish no further information concerning the MARGARET 
MEAD who was a member of the National Committee for People’s Rights in 19k2. 
He declined to furnish a signed statement and said he would not appear as 
a witness before a Loyalty Hearing Board. 

Confidential Informant New York City T-2, of known reliability 
and who is conversantk'v.’h Communist activity in the New York Area, stated in 






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19Ul» that the National Committee for People* s Rights was controlled by the 
Communist Party, and that this organization was formerly known as the National 
Committee for Defense of Political Prisoners* 

Confidential Informant New York City T-3, a municipal agency 
conducting, security investigations, advised their records reflect that one 
MARGARET HEAD was a member of the National Committee for People's Rights ±n 
19b0. Aw fffr ^ *#**♦;*- 

The employee, in her Application for Federal Bnplqyment in 
19U*, indicated affiliation with the following organizations t 

East and West Association, 

Foster Parents* Plan for War Children, 

United China Relief. 

In October, 19^8, Confidential Informant New York City T-U, 
a g o ver nm ent agency conducting seourity and intelligence investigations, 
advised that the "East and West Association,** conscientiously followed the 
Coaaninist Party line* 

This informant was recontacted and stated he had no further 
information concerning this organization. He said that his records merely 
reflected a report on this organization in which the information was obtained 
from a former employee of the East and West Association. According to the 
report, thia employee stated "that the organization is in favor of the theories 
of the Soviet Union, but they much prefer the program of world-wide revolution 
of the Fourth International; that is, the Trotskyite Party. At present their 
activities support the withdrawal of United States Troops and missions from 
the Orient; apologize for and explain the views of the Communist in China, 
the Rebels in Indonesia, and'the Soviets established North Korean Government*" 

Confidential Informant New York City T-J* said the records did 
not disclose the identity of the^amplsgwe and that nothing is known of his 


reliability. 




The Comunist Party has been declared by the Attorney General 
as ooaing within thfe purview of Executive Order 9835* 


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1941, that *«* Rational Giemdttoa for Rights wa3 controlled by the 

Cownml*t Party, and that this organization was f orderly known as tho national 
Committoe for DtfflQN of political PrisonerG. 

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Confidential Informant Lev/ York City T-3, a municipal agency 
conducting security investigationo, advised their records reflect that one 
MARGARET MEL A J) was a comber of tho Rational Committee for People*s Righto in 
1940. An official of this agency advised that this information was secured 
by a presently unknown employee of 1-3 and tho original nource of the 
information is unknown. 

The employee, in her Application for Federal Employment in 
1944 , indicated affiliation -with the following organizations 2 

East and Uest Association, 

Foster Parents 5 Plan for Car Children, 

United China Relief, 

In October, 1940, Confidential Informant hew York City T-4, 
a government agency conducting security and intelligence investigations, 
advised that the "East and Uest Association", conscientiously followed the 
Communist Party line. 

This informant was recontacted and stated he had no further 
information concerning this organization. lie said that his records siarely 
reflected a report on this organisation in which tho information was obtained 
from a former employee of the East and Rest Association, According to the 
report, this employee stated “that tho organization is in favor of tho theories 
of tho Soviet "union, but they much profer the program of world-wide revolution • 
of the Fourth Internationalj that is, the Trotskyite Party. At present their 
activities support the withdrawal of united States Troops and missions from 
tho Oriontj apologize for and explain the views of the Communist in China, 
the Rebels in Indonesia, and tho foviots established north Korean Government." 

Confidential Informant Saw York City T-4 said the records did 
not disclose the identity of the informant and that nothing is known of his 
reliability. 

The Communist Party lias been declared by tho Attorney General 
as coming within the purview of Executive Order 9835* 






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Concerning "Foster Parents' Plan for War Children," it is to be 
noted that in the reports of the Special Committee on Un-American Activities, 
House of Representatives, 78th Congress, Second Session, page 7k$ of Appendix 
IX, this organisation is referred to as being a Communist front* 

Confidential Informant New York City T-5, a government agency con¬ 
ducting security and intelligence investigation^ advised in June of 19b7, 
that the "United Service to China, Incorporated," formerly "United China 
Relief, Incorporated," had been infiltrated by the Communist^ 

This informant was reoontacted and he stated that this information 
was obtained from three prominent persons intimately familiar with the in¬ 
ternal affairs of this organisation# He said these persons reported "that 
two of the coordinating agencies within the framework of the above organisations 
have been identified as Counmnist dominated organizations." 

This informant advised that these persons requested their identity 
not be disclosed# He stated, however, that all are prominent persons and are 
of known reliability. 

The "Daily Worker," an East Coast Communist daily newspaper, issue 
of December 16, 19U0, reflects that Dr# MARGARET MEAD of the American Museum 
of Natural History was a visitor at the "Conferences of Young Women," on 
December lb, 19b0, at wfiich time she was called upon to speak. X/ *1- 
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Confidential Informant New York City T-6, of known reliability, 
advised that the above organization was of a transient temporary nature and 
is apparently no longer in existence# He stated that the purpose^ of the 
meeting in 19b0, was to bring together young women who were officials and 
members of reported Communist front organizations# He said that officials 
and members of both the Communist Party and the Young Communist Leagues were 
present at this conference and assorted strong influence in discussions# 

The records of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, 
Washington, D. C., reflect that one "MARGARET MEAD was a sponsor of the 'National 
Wartime Conferences of the Professions, the Sciences, the Arts and the White 
Collar Fields,'" held on May 8 and 9, 19b3> at the Hotel Commodore and the 
Hotel Biltmore, New York, New York# 


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Confidential Informant New York City T-7, a reliable informant, 
stated that the group was a Communist front organization and that many of 
the participants were well known for their Communist affiliation* 


It is noted that the Special Committee on Un-American Activities, 

House of Representatives stated in 19iil* (Appendix IX, pp 1335-8) , "The National 
Wartime Conference of the Professions, the Sciences, the Arts and the White 
Collar Fields was held in New York City on May 8 and 9, 19U3. This program a / > 

and the committees were’'stacked with well known Conmnnists and_«fellpw-travellitrs 

The August 11, 19h5» issue of the tt New York Amsterdam News, a weekly 
Negro newspaper published in New York City, reflected that Dr. MARGARET MEAD 
was chairman of the inter-racial relations section of the Downtown Community 
School. 


Records of Abbott and Adams, Incorporated, Real Estate Agents, 

13 Astor Place, New York City, reflect that Dr. MARGARET MEAD was listed 
as one of the trustees of the Downtown Community School in 1 9h$t when that 
organization purchased from Abbott and Adams, Incorporated, a building located 
at 235 East 11th Street, New York City. 


According to the November, 19l$, Manhattan telephone directory, ^ 
the Downtown Conmuniy School is located at 235 East 11th Street* ^ 


Confidential Informant New York City T-8,of known reliability, ^ 
advised in 19^7 that Dr. MARGARET MEAD had been one of the lecturers scheduled 
during the first semester of 19^6 at the Downtown Pommysi s YJ School* This 
informant is not available for re-interview as his whereabouts are-unknown* 

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Confidential Informant New York City T-9, of unknown readability, 
advised in July, 1 9k5t that the Downtown Community School was either directly 
or indirectly controlled by the Communist Party. This informant was not 
re-interviewed as he has moved away from New York City and his present address 
is unknown. 


Confidential Informant! |of known reliability and who is 

familiar with Communist activities in the New York City Area, advised that 
the Downtown Community School has been dominated by the Communist Party 
since its organization in 19Ui. This informant said he did not know Dr. 
MARGARET MEAD. 




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The Communist Party has been declared by the Attorney General 
as coming within the purview of Executive Order 9835* 


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Confidential Informant New York City T-7, a reliable informant, 
stated that the group was a Communist front organisation and that many of 
the participants were well known for their Communist affiliation. 

It is noted that the Special Conaaittee on Ud-Azasrican Activities, 
House of Repreeentatives,stated in 1944 (Appendix DC, pp 1335-8)* "The National 
Wartime Conference of the Professions, the Sciences, the Arte and the White 
Collar Fields was held In New York City on Iky 8 and 9, 1943* This program 
and the coredttoee were "stacked with well known Communists and fallow-travellers". 
The original sourco of this information could not he ascertained. 

The August 11, 1945* issue of the "New York Amsterdam News, a 
weekly Negro newspaper published in New York City, reflected that Dr. MAHfUHET 
HEAD was chairman of the intexvraclal relations section of the Downtown 
Community School. 

Records of Abbott and Adams, Incorporated, Real Estate Agents, 

13 Astor ilaee, taw York City, refLect that Dr. MARGARET MEAD was listed 
as one of the trustees of the Downtown Cowmsiity School in 1945* when that 
organisation purchased from Abbott and Adams, Incorporated, a building located 
at 235 East 11th Street, New York City. , 

According to the November, 1948* Manhattan telephone directory, 
the Downtown Community School is located at 135 East 11th Street. 

Confidential Informant New York City T-8, of known reliability, 
advised in 1947 that Dr. MARGARET MEAD had been one of the lecturers scheduled 
during the first semester of 1946 at the Downtown Coreiunity School. This 
Informant is not available for re-interview as his whereabouts are unknown. 

Confidential Informant Now York City T-9* of unknown reliability, 
advised in July, 1945* that the Downtown Coreiunity School was either directly 
or indirectly controlled by the Communist Party. This informant was not 
re-interviewed sa he has moved away from New York City and his present address 
is unknown. 


Confidential Informant 


of known reliability and who is b7D 


familiar with Commoiist activities in the Now York City Area, advised that 
the Downtown Community School has been dominated by the Communist Party 
since its organization in 1944. This informant said he did not know Dr. 
MARGARET MEAD. 


The C ecu-uniat Ffcrty has b-.en declared by the Attorney General 
aa coming within the purview of Exocutive Order 9835* 



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Employment 


United States Public Health Service, 
15 Pine Street, 

New Tork, *Vw York 


Mr. NICHOLAS FRUSTACI, Administrative Clerk, Personnel Office, 
said that he had no record which reflected employment of Dr. MARGARET MEAD. 
He stated that he was not personally acquainted with Dr. MEAD, but that he 
understood she was on the '’Consultant List,” of the United States Public 
Health Service in Washington, D. C. 

Dr. MURRAY A. DIAMOND, m ental health Consultant, advised he 
has known of Dr. MEAD for over ten years. He said he is not personally 
acquainted with her and knows of no one connected with Public Health Service 
in New ^ork City, who is acquainted with her. 

Dr. DIAMOND, however, attempted to locate someone who knew 
Dr. MEAD personally, but was unsuccessful. 

Miss DOROTHY HQRRIGAN, secretary, stated she has never met Dr. 
MEAD, but knows that Dr. MEAD is considered am expert in the field of 
anthropology and as such is listed on the "Consultant List" of Public 
Health Service in Washington, D. C. 


Mr. JOSEPH B.. O'CONNOR, Regional Director, Federal Security. 
Administration, 11 West U2nd Street, New York, New York, advised that he 
has met Dr. MEAD on several occasions, but that he knows nothing concern¬ 
ing her loyalty. He said he knows that Dr. MEAD is one of the leading 
experts on anthropology, and as such may be employed as a Consultant by 
Public Health Service. 


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American Museum of Natural History, 
Central Park TTest and 79th Street, 
New York, New York 


Miss EUGENIE JATKOY.'SKA, clerk. Personnel Department, furnished the 
personnel record of Dr. MARGARET MEAD which reflected she has been employed 
by the Museum as Associate Curator from September 1, 1926 to date* The record 
disclosed that Dr. MEAD has been granted a number of ’’leaves of absences fcr 
professional trips outside the United States and for Federal Employmentj” no 
dates were shown. The record contained no information concerning her loyalty. 

Miss JATKOKSKA said she has known Dr. MEAD for three years and be¬ 
lieves she is a loyal American. 

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■\Mr. ADRIAN WARD, Personnel Officer, stated he has known the employee 
professionaly for twenty-two years and knows she is loyal to the United States* 

He advised that he is not socially acquainted with the employee, but under¬ 
stands that most of her evenings are spent lecturing to professional societies 
and that she seldom entertains at her home. H e said that, to the best of his 
knowledge. Dr. MEAD was not affiliated with any organization other than pro¬ 
fessional societies* 

Dr. HARRY S. SHAPIRO, Chairman of the Department of Anthropology, 
stated he has known the employee for twenty-three years and ”considers her 
loyalty to this country to be above question.” He advised that he has ’’associated 
socially with Dr. MEAD and her husband. Dr. GREGORY BATESON, since 1936 and 
that during this time he has never observed anything that would cause him to 
question their loyalty and patriotism to the United States*” 

% said that Dr. MEAD is recognized as an authority in anthropology; 
that she was employed by the Federal Government during the past war and that she 
has written several books on anthropology. H e stated that he has read most 
of the books and articles written by Dr. MEAD and that he knows these writings 
contain nothing that would reflect on her loyalty. 

Dr. N. C. NELSON, Curator Emeritus of Prehistoric Archaeology, 
advised he has known the employee professionally since 1926, but that inasmuch 
as their interests were in different fields and as the employee has spent 
considerable time abroad, his comments could only be those he has formed from 
personal observation of Dr. MEAD. He said that ”Dr. MEAD appeared to be conn 
pletely loyal to this country and that to the best of his knowledge was not 
a member of any group advooating the overthrow of our government.” 


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Mr* EDWIN C. UBYENBERG, Bursae stated he has known Dr* MEAD since 
3.926 and. believes she is a loyal American, Ue advised that he has met Dr* 
BATESON, the employee’s husband, on several occasions at the Museum, but that 
he has had no social contact with either* 

Mr. "WAYNE FAUNCE, Vice-Director, said he has been acquainted 
professionally with Dr. MEAD since 1926, and believes she is a loyal American* 
He stated that she is an outstanding authority in the field of anthropology, 
having written a number of books on the subject* He advised that he has 
read many of these books and that nothing that Dr. MEAD has written reflects on 
her loyalty to the United States. 

Vassar College 
Poughkeepsie, New York 

Miss VEIAIA GOODING, Secretary to the President of Vassar College, 
said that the school’s records reflected that during the years 1939-1*0, 19l!0-i}l 
and 191*1-1*2, Dr. MARGARET MEAD was on the faculty as a visiting lecturer* 

She stated that Dr. MEAD lectured at the college for a two hour period on an 
average of once or twice a month. She advised that the record also refleoted 
that Dr. MEAD had been associated with the Vassar Summer Institute in 191*5* 

She said the record contained no information concerning the employee’s loyalty 
and that she was not personally acquainted with her. 

Mrs* DOROTHY LEE, Associate Professor of Anthropology, stated 
she has known Dr. MEAD professionally for seven years* She advised that 
,Dr. MEAD had been a visiting 3.ecturer at Vassar College during the period 1939 
to 191*5 and was an outstanding consultantj.n her field of anthropology. She 
said she believed Dr. MEAD to be a loyal and patriotic American and that she 
had never heard the employee express any comment that would reflect on her 
loyalty. 


Mrs. LEE stated -that Dr. MEAD had worked on a project with Dr, RUTH 
BENEDICT, now deceased, which was for maintaining peace* She said they, Drs. 
MEAD and BENEDICT, had explained ’’that one important way to maintain peace was 
to start from scratch as far as other people were concerned and find out why 
they acted as they did*” She stated t bat Dr, MEAD’S part in the project was 
to study Russia. “Last spring,” according to ^rs. LEE, ”the information 
gathered on Russia was correlated and Dr. MEAD wrote a critical report on 
Russia in which she stated that our diplomatic relations with Russia should 
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in her dealings ritn strangers*" Mrs* LEE advised that as a result of thi3 
report she believes that Dr. HEAD, was and is very much opposed to Communism 
and its teachings and principles. 

%ss MARION JEUDERINE, Secretary of the Va3sar College Child 
Study Department, said she has known the employee professionally since July, 
191+5* She stated that from July to August, 191+5* Dr» MEAD was a member of the 
Vassar Summer Institute Faculty and taught child guidance. She advised that 
during that period she had not heard the employee discuss any subject other 
than those relevant to her teaching and consequently she was not in a position 
to make a statement concerning her loyalty* 

Community Service Society, 

105 East 22nd Street, 

New York, New *ork 


Miss ANNA KEMPSHALL, Director of Family Service, stated she has 
known Dr. MARGARET MEAD professionally for seven years. She advised that 
Dr, MEAD was never directly employed by the society, but that from February 
until December, 191+1, she was working as a research consultant in cooperation 
with another anthropologist, and was paid from funds provided by the Josiah 
Macy, *^r. Foundation. She said she believed that Dr. MEAD was entirely loyal 
to the United States and that,to the best of her knowledge. Dr. MEAD was not / 
a member of any organization other than professional socities. - r 

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Miss RUTH GERRISH, Assistant Director of Family Service, stated 
she had known Dr. MEAD professionally during the year 191+1, but that she did 
not feel qualified to comment on her loyalty. 

Mr. STANLEY P. DAVIES, General Direotor, advised he has known Dr. 
MARGARET MEAD on a professional basis for over ten years, but that he is 
not personally acquainted with her and docs not desire to comment on her loyalty. 

Mrs. H. IDA ESSENWEIN, Receptionist, said she met Dr. MEAD in 191+1* 
when Dr. MEAD was doing a special research project for the society, but that 
she v'as not personally acquainted with her and knew nothing concerning her 
loyalty. 


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Social Science Research Council 
230 Park Avenue, 

New York, New York 


Mis3 CAROLYN E. ALLEN, Controller, furnished the personnel file 
on Dr* MARGARET MEAD which reflected the following information; 

From July 1, 1928 to June 30, 1929, the employee received a post¬ 
doctoral fellowship; during the fiscal year l93k-3$, Dr. MEAD did research 
work on a study entitled "Area of Competitive-Cooperative Habits , n and 
during the fiscal year 1936-37,Dr. MEAD received a $500.00 grant-in-aid to 
complete some research work. 

Miss ALLEN said the record did not indicate that Dr. MEAD had ever 
been employed by the Counoil and that there was no information in the record 
concerning the employee’s loyalty. She stated the Council grants financial 
assistance to students to enable them to complete a particular piece of re¬ 
search work. 


She advised that she has known of Dr. MEAD by reputation for a 
number of years, but does not know her personally. 

Dr. LEONARD S. COTTRELL, Jr., Dean of the Literary College, Cornell 
University, and a member of the Social Science Research Council, said he knows 
of Dr. MEAD and has heard her speak at professional societies, but that he 
does not know her personally and know- nothing concerning her loyalty. 

Mr, PAUL T3EB3INK, Vice-President, stated he does not know Dr. MEAD 
and that > to the best of his knowledge, she has never been employed by the 
Council* 

Neighborhood 

72 Perry Street, 

New York, New York 


Mrs. LAWRENCE FRANK said she has known Dr. MARGARET MEAD and her 
husband. Dr. GREGORY BATESON, since September, 19k2, She stated that she and 
her husband. Dr. LAWRENCE FRANK, own this two family building and that Dr* 

MEAD and her husband have resided in the first floor apartment 3ince September, 
19i|2. She advised that she considered them to be loyal to the United States 


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Government and that to the be3t of her knov/ledge they were only affiliated 
with professional societies* 

Mrs, FRANK said Dr. MEAD and her husband entertained very little 
and that she was not acqua5.nted with any of their associates. She stated 
that Dr. MEAD has traveled a great deal since 19l*2 and has spent considerable 
time in foreign countries. She advised that Dr. MEAD is an authority on 
anthropology and lecturentfeon this subject three or four nights a week as 
well as being an Associate Curator at the American Museum of Natural History. 

Mr. LOUIS MESSOLONGHTEES, ?1* Perry Street, said he knows Dr. MEAD 
by sight, but has never met her. He stated that she and her husband have 
resided at 72 Perry Street since 191*2, but that he knows nothing concerning 
her loyalty or associates. 

Mr. 7/ALUO RUESS, 7l* Perry Street, advised he knows that Dr. 
MARGARET MEAD has occupied the first floor apartment in Dr. FRANK'S home, but 
that ne is not personally acquainted with either family. He said he knew 
nothing concerning their loyalty. 

Mrs* R0S17EEL WARD, 70 Perry Street, stated she has resided at 
this address for two years, and is not personally acquainted with any of her 
neighbors. She advised that she knows Dr, MEAD by sight and that she re¬ 
sides at 72 Perry Street, but that she does not feel qualified to comment 
on Dr, MEAD'S loyalty. 

1*3 West 93rd Street 
New York, New York 


Mrs. HOWARD ^OLIN, apartment 26, a resident for fifteen yearsj 
Mrs. MARY T. FRESCHI, apartment 21, a resident for twenty yearsj and Mrs. 

SA?IUEL PAUL, rental agent, advised they do not recall the employee ever re¬ 
siding in building during the period they have resided there* 

Mr. WILLIAM BEEKMA.N, superintendent, said he has held this position 
since June, 191*8 and that his records do not reflect any former tenant named 
MEAD or BATESON. 

Miss B. KRISS, Bookkeeper, George Meyer and Company, Incorporated, 
72nd Street and 3rd Avenue, stated this company had been the rental agent 
for the property located at 1*3 West 93rd Street, during the period 1939 to 19l*2. 


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She advised that her records failed to reflect any former tenant named HEAD 
or BATESON. 


^t is to be noted that in the "Request for Report on Loyalty Data," 
executed by the employee, she listed as her address 1*3 West 93rd Street, from 
19l*0 to 19l*2. According -to the records of the Board of Elections for New 
York County, JIARGAJRET MEAD-registered from 1*3 West 93rd. Street in 19l*0* 

338 West 22nd Street 
New York, New *ork 

Miss MARIE E. EICHELBERGER, apartment 1, Social Worker, said she 
has known Dr. MARGARET MEAD since 1922, when they were classmates at Barnard 
College* She stated that the employee had resided in her apartment at this 
address from September, 1939 to February, 19l*0, when she, the employee, had 
moved to 1*3 West 93rd Street. She stated that previous to September, 1939> 
the employee had resided on West 102nd Street, but that she does not recall 
the exaot address* She also stated in 1936 she had resided on West 102nd 
Street and that Dr. MEAD had resided on the same street, but that she cannot 
remember the addresses* 

Mss EICHELBERGER advised that she "has always found Dr. MEAD to 
be a loyal American and that to the best of her knowledge. Dr. MEAD was not 
a member of any organization that advocated the overthrow of the %ited States 
Government*" 

Mrs* SOPHIE MAN S. THEIS, Apartment 2, said she has known Dr. MEAD 
since 1939. She stated she first met the employee when Dr. MEAD was residing 
in the apartment pf Mss EICHELBERGER* She advised that she is not a close 
friend of Dr. MEAD, but has met her socially a number of times since 1939 and 
believes her to be a loyal person. 

233 West 102nd Street 
New York, New York 

Mr. JULIUS SCHAUL, apartment 1*-B, and Mrs. 0. KOHL, apartment 1-A, 
said they have resided in the building over ten years and do not recall the 
employee* 


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251 TTeat 102nd Street 
New York, New York 


Or. HYMAN LEVY, apartment 1-B, stated he has owned the building, 
which includes the addresses 251 and 253 West 102nd Street, since 19U1* He 
advised that all the old tenant records were destroyed and that he has no 
record prior to 19l|l. H e S aid that Mr. M. REICRIAN and Mss JANE REDLICH are 
the only tenants at 251 West 102nd Street, who were there prior to 19U1* 

Mr. M. REIEMAN, apartment 1-A and Kiss JANE REDLICK, apartment 3-A, 
stated they have resided at this address ten and eight years respectively, and 
that they do not recall any former tenant named MEAD or BATESON. 

A t is to be noted that the employee, in the Request for Report on 
Loyalty Data, listed as her address 253 West 102nd Street, from March, 1939 
to September, 1939* In her Application for Federal Employment, she listed 
as her address 25l West 102nd Street in 1936* 

ltl9 West 119th Street 
New York, New York 


Mss L. COUTURE, Apartment Office Secretary for nine years, and 
Mrs. M, FANELLI, apartment office clerk for twenty-one years, said they do 
not recall the employee residing at this address. They stated that there are 
no tenant records maintained for the years prior to 191*0 and that none of the 
present tenants have resided there over ten years* 

The personnel records of Columbia University reflected that in 
1923 MARGARET MEAD was residing at U9 West 119th Street. The exact dates 
of residence were not shown. The records of the Board of Elections for New 
York County reflect that in l?2k> MARGARET CRSSSMAN registered from 1*19 West 
119th Street* 

Barnard College 

119th Street and Broadway 

New York, New York 

Mrs, MARY B. FLYNN, Assistant Placement Director, furnished the 
record of MARGARET MEAD vhich reflected the following information: 



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She was born December 16, 1901, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 
attended Doylestown High School, Doyleston, Pennsylvania and Holmquist School, 
New Hope, Pennsylvania, graduating from the latter 5.n 1919* She attended 
De Pauw University, Green Castle, Indiana, from 1919 t61920 and Barnard College, 
New York City, from 1920 to 1923, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1923* 
The record contained no "information concerning her loyalty* 

Mrs. FLYNN said she has known Dr. MEAD since 1920 and that the 
employee is one of the outstanding graduates of the college. She stated 
that she was formerly on the staff of the Physical Education Department at 
Barnard College and that MARGARET MEAD had been one of her students. She 
advised that she did not know Dr. MEAD socially, but has known her pro¬ 
fessionally for twenty-eight years and has always considered her to.be a loyal 
American. 


Mrs. FLYNN said that to the best of her knowledge she is the only 
person at the college who was acquainted with the employee during her student 
days. 

Columbia University, 

116th Street and Broadway 
New ¥ork. New ^ork 

Miss JOAN KENNEDY, Registrar’s Office, furnished the personnel 
record of the employee which reflected the employee had attended graduate 
school from September, 1923 to June, 1929, receiving a Master of Arts Degree, 
June li, 192 ) 4 , and her Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Anthropology, November 
23, 1928. The period from 1929 to 1928 was utilized by the employee in writing 
her thesis which was titled, u An Inquiry into the Question of Cultural Stability 
in Polynesia.” The record did not contain any information concerning the em¬ 
ployee’s loyalty. 

7ties KENNEDY said she did not knov; Dr* 3.JEAD. She stated, however, 
that the schedule of courses reflect that Dr. MEAD will teach a course in 
Education at the University during the coning spring term, 19l*9« 

Dr. D. STRONG, Head, of the Department of Anthropology, advised 
that he has known the employee professionally since 1928, and that he worked 
with Dr. 753AD on the Food Habits Committee of the National Research Council in 
TTashirgton, R, C. from 191*2 to 19ltl*. He said that he believes her to be a 
loyal and patriotic American. 


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Dr. ALFRED L. KPOFRER, Professor of Antliropology, stated he has 
knov.n Dr* MEAD socially and. professionally since 1925. He advised that Dr. 

GREGORY BATFSCN, husband of the employee, taught at the University in 19l*7* 
and that he. Dr. KROEDER, "is absolutely confident that both are loyal to the 
United States Government. 

He said the employee has written many books and articles on an¬ 
thropology and that she is recognised as one of the leading experts in that 
field. H e stated that he has read many of her -writings and none of them re¬ 
flect, in any manner on her loyalty. 

References and Associates 

The following individuals were listed by the employee as references 
and/or associates in her application for Federal employment: 

?Ir. David VORHAUS, attorney, £21 Fifth Avenue, Hew York City, 
said he has known Dr. MEAD socially and professionally for twenty years. He 
stated that he "knows the employee is one hundred per cent loyal to the United 
States and is not a member of any Un-American organization." H e advised that 
Dr. MEAD is very much opposed to Communism and ardently believes in the American 
form of government* 

Mass VIRGINIA C. GILDIRSLEEVE, apartment 11-S, 35 Claremont Avenue, 

New York c ity, advised that she was formerly Dean of Barnard College, until 
she retired in 19^6. She said she has known Dr. MEAD professionally for many 
years and had traveled to England with her during the past war when Dr. HEAD 
was employed by the Office of ’Tar Information. Miss GILDEIRSLEEVE advised 
that she did not know Dr. MEAD socially except for infrequent meetings at 
Barnard alumnae dinners and such occasions. -*-n her opinion, Mss GILDERSLE^/E 
stated, she considers Dr. MEAD to be aver/ capable and distinguished anthropologist 
and a loyal American citizen* 

Miss CLARE H017ARD, apartment U-S, 29 Claremont Avenue, H eT> . l 0 rk City* 
advised that she is now retired, but was formerly professor of English at 
3arnard College. Miss HOWARD stateothat Dr. HEAD wqs a member of one of her 
English classes many years ago. Miss H077ARD further advised that she has 
casually known Dr. MEAD socially for a number of years and has heard her speak 
several times at reunion dinners for Barnard alumnae. Miss HO/AED stated that 
she considers Dr. MEAD to be a very intelligent woman, one who uses sound judge¬ 
ment and common sense, and that to the best of her knowledge she is a loyal 
American citizen. 


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Mrs. RITA D. RAPHAEL, 20 East 11th Street, New Tork City, advised 
that she has known Dr* MEAD casually for a number of years and has only met 
her infrequently at social teas and alumnae dinners at Barnard College. 

However, to the best of her knowledge, Mrs. RAPHAEL stated, Dr. MEAD has 
never indicated that she is other than a loyal American citizen* 

I'-'// Mr. JESSE S. RAPHAEL, 20 East llthStreet, New York City, husband 

‘ of Mrs. RITA RAPHAEL, advised that he has known of Dr* MEAD, through Mrs* 
RAPHAEL’S acquaintance with her, for a number of years. He advised that Dr* 
MEAD is considered to be an eminent anthropologist,and to the best of his 
knowledge, she is a loyal American citizen* 

Mrs* B0UGHT0N COBB, Social Worker, 25 East Bid Avenue, New York 
City, advised that she has known Dr., MEAD and her husband. Dr. BATESON, pro- 
fessionaUy and socially for many years* Mrs. COBB stated that she is positive 
that bqth Dr. MEAD and Dr. BATESON are loyal Americans and "are not members 
of any organization which advocates the overthrow of the United States Govern¬ 
ment. v-' 

t Miscellaneous 

The records of the Board of Elections for New York County reflect 
the following information: 

. In 192U, ?£ARGARET MEAD, 1*19 West 119th Street, New York City, registered 
for one of the two major political parties; in 19i*0, MARGARET BATESON, is3 
West 93rd Street, New York City, registered for one of the two major political 
parties and in 1 9hk* 19U5 and 19U6, MARGARET BATESON, 72 Perry Street, New 
York City, registered for one of the two major political parties. The records 
failed to disclose any registration for the years 192,5 to 1939 inclusive and 
19kl to 191*3 inclusive* 

The records of Confidential Informant New ^ork city T-10, a government 
agency conducting personnel investigations, advised they had no record of 
the employee. 

The records of the Credit Bureau of Greater New ^ork contained no 
information concerning the employee’s loyalty. 

The records of the New York City Police Department did not contain 
any arrest record for the employee or her husband. Dr. GREGORY BATESON. 




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The following Confidential Informants, who are reliable and vho are 
conversant with Communist activity in the New York Area, advised they did 
not know the employee or her husbands 


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ADMINISTRATIVE PAGE 


SA VTNCFNT F. LAUGHLTN conducted the investigation at Poughkeepsie, 

New York, 


SA JOHN G. SLATER conducted the following investigations in New 
York City: 

Employment at the American Museum of Natural History and neighbor¬ 
hoods at 1*3 Test 93rd Street, 253 Test 102nd Street and 358 Test 22nd Street* 
Also interviewed Miss VIRGINIA GILDERSLEEVE, Mr. DAVID VORHAUS, Miss CLARE 
HOTARD, and Mrs. RITA RAFHAFL. 

SE CLINTON POLLOCK checked Election Records. 

SE RALPH MORDY checked Credit Records* 

SA ARTHUR J. TROTER, Jr., checked Bureau of Special Services and 
Investigation. 

SA TILLIAM POTELL checked G-2 Records. 

SA JOHN J. MeKFNM checked ONT Records. 

SA TTLLIAM McCUF- checked CSC records and reported no record for 

employee. 


Regarding "Washington Field Office letter of December 28, 19l*8. The 
following references and/ar associates of the employee were unavailable for 
interview and their present whereabouts are unknawn: 

LATRFNCF K. FRANK, Dr. CLARK 17ISSLER, Dr. H. B. RICHARDSON, Mrs. N. 
HARRIS, ARTHUR M. LOFB, ELEANOP M. PHILLIPS, MARY MANDFLBAUM and Dr. RALPH 
LTNTON. 


Some of the information set out in reference letter covering records 
of the House Committee on Un-American Activities is not being included in this 
report because of lack of identifying data. 

The records of the New York Police Department failed to disclese '» 
any member of the force named MAKE (or MIKE) MILLS. Also, no report could 
be located concerning one MARGARET TIEADE. 




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; . /' Most of the orgahisations listed in the above mentioned letter ; 

f|; are not in the indices .of the New Tork Office. Also, those in the indices 
‘ fail to reflect any information pertinent to this program, v- 

The information furnished by Confidential Informant New ^ork City 
Tr*3 was obtained by an employee of Confidential Informant New York City 
T-3 and is noted on 3 I 5 card. Original brochure is not available. 

Confidential Informant New York City T-6 is no longer employed by 
the Hotel Riverside Plaza and his. .present whereabouts are unknown. 

Confidential Informant New York City T-7. is not in New York City . 

' it the present time and no lead is being set out to interview him, inasmuch' 
as the information furnished by him related to person? in the Actors Equity 
Assdciatibn and to organizations with which they were affiliated. : ' 

n , v In the report of SA THOMAS M. CORBETT, New York City, August *>, 

>i 19h3» entitled "RUDOLPH .HOST, was,. Denaturalization Proceedings - G” 

it is stilted that Dr. MARGARET MEAD'S name appears on the mailing list of 
. the "Daily Worker.” The indices of. the New York Office fail, to Reflect 1... , 

I any information concerning this list and there is no reference to, the v . 

original souroa of this information in the above report. In view of this, 
the above ihformation is not being included in instant report. 

It i# to be noted that in the report of §A J. WRIGHT BROWN, New 
w • York City, August 26, 19U3, entitled "MARGARET BATESON, nee MEAD, Bnployee 

Investigation* Office for Emergency Management,” inquiry in the neighbor- 
hodd of U32 East l6tb Street, New York City, failed to disclose any in- 
" formation concerning a Neighborhood Center or a fceague of Homeless Women* 

This neighborhood is nqw part of a housing development and inquiry has failed ' 
to develop any information concerning a League of Homeless Women. \ v, v ' y 

Records of the house Conmdtteee on Un-American Activities, Washing- .,.*■* ? 
ton D. C. reflect that in a report of Lieutenant MAKE MILLS, Chicago Police 
Department, one MARGARET '/FADE, **ew York City, l is reported as beipg. a 
Conaunlst in 1933 and as being Secretary of the League of Homeless Women. 

' This information was obtained according to this record from the August 18, > . * 

1933j issue of the ”Daily Worker,” page six, column seven. The article wia 
entitled "Lower Manhattan Jobless March to Relief Bureau Today.!• The. article 
reflects that sn organization committee of twentyrfive was elected and 
temporary headquarters were established at the Neighborhood Copter, 1*32 East 
16th Street, New York, New York. - >. 

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The records of the Bureau of Special Servic es and Investigation. 

New York City Poli ce Department, and the records of_____ 

I I an agency maintaining business organization Information, 

filled to reveal any information concerning either the Neighborhood Center 
at 1*32 East 16th Street or the League of Homeless Women. 

A search of the Manhattan telephone directories for the years 1932 
to 19l*8 inclusive, failed to reveal any -listing for either the Neighborhood 
Center or the League of Homeless Women. 

The address 1*32 East 16th Street is now part of the "Stuyveaant 
Town” Housing Development and no. investigation was conducted in that area. 

The files of the New York Office fail to disclose any information 
concerning the League of Homeless Women. 

The files disclose information concerning one MARGARET MEADE , born in 
Oklahoma, who is not identical to the appointee. However, it is £0 be noted 
there is no information pertaining to any Communist activity on MARGARET 
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The Confidential Informants mentioned in the report of SA ’ T EL’ r IN 
TF0 T !PS0N, January 20, 19l*9, New? York, New York, are as follows: 

T-l A highly confidential source known to SA X. M. BIFRLY 

as reflected in report of SA K. .!*. BTiwlLY, New York 
City, March 13, 191*2, entitled "National Committee 
for People’s Rights; Internal Security - R." New York 
File 100-3632-91 and not further identified in New 
York Files. 


Bureau of Special Services and Investigation, 
w ew York City Police Department advised the name 
MARGARET MEAD appeared on back of brochures issued by 
the "National Committee r or People’s Rights.” 

G-2, N ew York City. 

ONI, New York City. 


1_| as reflected in re- 

port of SA R. S. GARNER, New York City, February 10, 

19i*3 entitled "Unknown Subjects: Conference of Young 
1,r omen, Internal Security - R." New York Rile 100-9322-6. 

I who in 

June, 19i*Y furnished a resume purporting to snow the 
sixty organizations listed therein as bei^g Communist 
fronts. This information was furnished to the Bureau 
under cover letter of June ll*, 19l*7, entitled "Actors 
Equity Association, Internal Security - C." 

Ihirildinp located 

at|_ who furnished 

this information to SA DONALD T. KLTNOFR, on February 
26, 191*7, as reflected in report o** SA RONALD P. ADAMS, 

New York City, March 3, 191*7, entitled "Downtown Community 
School; Internal Security - C." 


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MmJWET MEAD 

Mre, Gregory Bateac m, 

iiargaret Mead Bateson, 

Mrs. Luther Sherleigh Cresssan, 
Margaret Cresaasan, 

Mrs. Franklin Fortune, 

LSargaret Fortune, 

Special Consultant 
United states Public Health Service 
Federal Security Agency 
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Margaret Cressman, 
itrs. fieo Franklin Fortune. 

Margaret Fortune, 

Special Consultant 
United States iAiblic Health Service 
I-ederal Security Agency 
Washington, fl. C. 

LOYALTY OF GOVISRHiJENT EMPLOYEES 

SpeCi S Agont /ielvin A. Thompson 
February 16, 1949* how York, New York. 

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Young Women’$ Parley 
Ends With Peace Pledge 

Adopt ‘Christmas Declaration’ Condemning War 
Loans to Britain; Speakers Say Best Defense 
Is Protection of Social Welfare 


"The young men of America are relying on you young 
women to keep this country at peace,” said Tom Jones, chair- j 
man of the New York Youth Congress, addressing the final 
session of the Conference of Young Women at the Hotel j 
Riverside-Plaza yesterday afternoon. And the 1,500 delegates j 

anri vistitozs. representatives oft---, 

845.880 young "omen, made it clear t of her profession were being con- 
tha: they ar.d the members of the 1 scripted just as surely as young 
groups from which they camj? are j men who are drafted. “And there's 


ready to accept- and fulfil this tre¬ 
mendous responsibility. 


nothing in the conscription law,” 
she said, “about my job when I 


Yesterday's session climaxed the j come out.” She went on, “We 
proceedings of the convention with nurses are hoping for your support 
the discussion on peace, the report, in the fight for the eight-hour day. 
of the resolutions committee, and j Right now, the Red Cross is ask, 
the adoption of a "Christmas Decla- j ing women employed as nurses in 


ration" condemning those who "for 
the sake of selfish profit and greed 
continue the senseless destruction 
of war.” and pledging the delegates 
“to uphold the safeguards already 
written into the law of the land 


private institutions, whose work¬ 
ing day is 12 hours, tp ‘volunteer 
two evenings a week for ‘defense.’ ” j 
Irene Wheeler, who represented 
the Central Branch of the YWCA 
in Brooklyn, said that “to me, aid 


which oppose the extension of war; short of war has alwayg meant ald 
•leans to belligerents in the Euro¬ 


pean War.” The Declaration ended. 
“To all women everywhere at this 
Christmas time we extend our 
greetings and cur promise—there 
shall be peace on earth—good will 
to men'." 

Leading speaker at yesterday's 
meeting was Miss Rose Terlin, eco¬ 
nomic secretary of the Community 
Division of the YWCA. 

DEMAND SOCIAL SERVICES 


for war. We’re told the war is be 
ing fought for-democracy. But our 
best contribution to democracy Is 
by maintaining democratic condi¬ 
tions here at home, by improving ] 
living conditions, by extending de¬ 
mocracy, especially to the Negro 
people.” 

Miss Margaret Mead, world-fa- j 
mous woman anthropologist from 
the American Museum of Natural' 
History and professor at Vassar 


In her analysis of the role of College, was present as a visitor, 
women in the present crisis, she j Invited to speak by the chairman! \ 
dealt chiefly with the problems of J she said: "I want to give you a 
unemployment, housing, wages and, warning. It will do vou no good 
hours, and the increased productiv- to talk only to yourselves.” She 
ity of labor. She stressed the need i called on the delegates to spread ! 
for maintaining non-military social their message to those millions of 
sei t .ces of ail kind as the best real your.g women in America who : 


defense of the American people. 

In the discussion, a few words, ference. 
spoken by a high-school girl of 
sixteen, youngest delegate to ad¬ 
dress the meeting, were not easy 
to forget. Her name is Josephine 
Bowen, and she represents a group 
of teen-age students who call them¬ 
selves “The Youth Builders. of 
America." 


i were not represented at the con- 


“Ours is a young country,” she 
began. “Our forefathers fought to j 
make our country what it is, a land 


AID FOR DRAFTEES 

Among the resolutions passed 
was one which called for guar¬ 
antees of economic and social wel¬ 
fare both for those drafted and for 
their wives and sweethearts at 
home, including frequent leaves for 
conscripted youth and government 
grants to make marriage possible. 


of freedom and democracy and; ^ resolution on the defense train- 


peace. And now it is up to us, the 
youth, to fight to keep that free¬ 
dom and democracy and peace.” 

PROTECTION FOR NURSES 

Miss Valda Johnson, a nurse, 
spoke of how the young women 


mg program called for the im¬ 
mediate addition of courses for 
young women, under trade union 
supervision, with guaranteed em¬ 
ployment on completion of the 
course. 

Another resolution called for ac¬ 


tion and education by young wom¬ 
en’s groups to do away with “street 
comer markets” or “slave mar¬ 
kets” In which Negro women do¬ 
mestic workers are forced to ac¬ 
cept Irregular employment under 
conditions of the "worst pay and 
hours. 

Other resolutions called for In¬ 
creased appropriations for housing, 
health, recreation and employment 
by the Federal Government as part 
of the real defense of America; 
called for passage of the Guyer 
Bill and abolition of the poll tax; 
demanded equal pay for equal 
work; abolition of night work, 
maternity leaves with pay, and 
other protective social legislation 
for women, and expressed the firm 
opposition of the delegates to the 
"so-called ‘Equal Rights’ Amend¬ 
ment . . . which would seriously 
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Disloyal ( ) • 
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Subject: 


J. Edgar Hoover, Directdr^Federal Bureau of Investigation 

liAiEJAIiET KEAD, also known as 

Mrs. Grog ary Bateson, Margaret LSsad Bateson, 

1&*3. Luther Shorleigh 'Grossman, Margaret Grossman, 

Mrs. Reo Franklin Fortune, Inrgaret Fortune, 

Special Consultant/ United States Public health Service 
Federal Security Agency, Vaohington, li. C. 

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'ffeportsvfcoverin# an investigation conducted by this Bureau concerning ^ 
fidae caplSoned individual under the provisions of Executive 0rdecj9835: 


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^'Report^of Special Agent Melvin A. Thompson, dated 
16, 1949, I'ei; York, IJcv/ York, / 

\ -^Report of Social Agent Robert H. Raul, dated 
January 17, 1949, Uachington, D.C. r ’ 

Report of Special Agent Billie Ituaick, dated 
tftmuary 15, 1949, Philadelphia, /Pennsylvania. 

>• vftanort cf Special Agent Alvin v;» bright, Jr,, dated 
January 10, 1949, rorsark, He® Jersey, 

Report of Special Agent Janos 71. diver, dated 
January 6, 1949, Chicago, Illinoie. . 

Report of Special Agent James R. Oliver, dated 
January 7, 1949, Chicago, Illinois. 

"Report of Special Agent Joseph A, lecGrav, datod 
January 5, 1949, Albany, 'ttorrYork. ''"it. * 

nteport of Special Agent 'rfepad 3i Farrell';-dated 
January 10, 1949, Indianapolis, Indiana. 

\ vioport of Special Agent Raid K, Safacrie’k/' dated 

j January .13 ,1.949,- Boston* fcapsachksfctts. 

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MARGARET MEAD, FSA, LGE. REBUTEL FEBRUARY FOURTH, ADVISING THAT 
REPORT OF LT. MAKE MILLS INDICATES MARGAR ET MEADE, , ,NYC, 

WAS A COMMUNIST IN NINETEEN THIRTY THREE AND SECRETARY OF THE LEAGUE 
OF HOMELESS WOMEN. RECORDS INDUSTRIAL DETAIL, CHICAGO POLICE 
DEPARTMENT, REFLECT SOURCE THIS SKXX INFO AS DAILY WORKER, AUGUST 

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EIGHTEEN, NINETEEN THIRTY THREE, PAGE SIX, NO FURTHER INFORMATION 
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Form No. 1 

THIS CASE ORIGINATED AT BUREAU 


FILE NO. 121-1917 


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arg&ret MeacPBatefi^i, Mrs. Luther 
SherleigJyTresanan, Margaret Cressman, Mrs. Reo 
Frank Ijiffiortune, Margaret^Fortune, Special -- ~ 


REPORT MADE AT 


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DATE WHEN MADE 


1/7/49 


PERIOD FOR 


WHICH MADE 

1/6,7/49 


MARGARET MEAD, Alarn known as Mrs. Gregory 


REPORT MADE BY 


JAMES R. OLIVER 


JROsDJS 


CHARACTER OF CASE 

LOYALTY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 


Consultant, U. S. Public Health Service, 
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Associate Professor of Anthro- , 

pology. University of Chicago, advised he has $7?' 

no information reflecting on loyalty of employee 
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MARGARET- MEAD 
Also known as Mrs. Gregory Bateson, \ 
Margaret Mead Bate sort, . 

Mrs, Luther Sherleigh Creseman, 

Margaret Creseaah, 

Mr».>Reo Franklin Fortune’ 

Margaret Fortune \ 

Special Consultant; 

U. S. Public, Health Service •* 

Washington, D. <J* 

IOXALTY OF' QGVEHMENT EMPIOYEES 

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Chicago, residence at 1222 East 52nd Street, Chicago^ Illinois, advised 
that, he has been acquainted with MARGARET MEAD since about 1935. lit. 
EGGAN advised that he does not consider, himself ah; intimate friend-of • 

' fimployeb* stating that he .became acquainted with Employee primarily V- 
because of their mutual interest in the field of anthropology. He stated 
* that he has seen Employee only periodically, usually on social occasions, 
during his entire acquaintance with her. Mr. EGGIN'Stated that his most 
frequent obntact with MARGARET MEAD occurred from about 1942 or 1943‘ 
until 1945 or 1946 when MARGARET MEAD was employed by either the Joint .■/ 
: Medical Committee.of the Food Habits Cbmaittee or the national Research 
Council of the Food Habits Conmittee in Washington, C. Mr. EGGAN 
stated that he was also interested in food habits and was in Washington, 

p* tfcfcW period of time. However; he stated that he ■ ' 
ap4 MARGARET MEAD were not; employed by the same agency, but had consider** 
ahLe contact because* of tbs mutual interest in food habits* 


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a British citizen, but was not well acquainted with him. 


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information reflecting upon the loyalty of Employee’s husband, GREGORY 
BATESOiJ. Mr. E'JGAII stated that he knew of no organizations of which 
Employee or her husband was a member. 




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Margaret 'lead Bateson, 

Mrs. Luther Sherleigh Cressman, 
Margaret Cressman, 

Mrs, iteo Franklin Fortune, 

Margaret Fortune 
Special Consultant 
U. S. Fublic Health Service 
Washington, I), C. 

IOIALTX OF GOvIitiAISli'Y E if 10ISMS 


Report of: Special Agent 

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hated : January 7, 1949 » at 
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FORMERLY IN CHARGE OF INDUSTRIAL DETAIL, CHICAGO PD, AND HIS 

FILES ARE SAME AS RECORDS OF INDUSTRIAL DETAIL. SGT. FRANK J. 

felMOSKI, IN CHARGE OF INDUSTRIAL DETAIL, AFTER RECHECK OF HIS 

^ m.ES ADVISES ONLY INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON tfftRTXXX MARGARET 

^MEADE I S INDEX CARD ON HER TABBED QUOTE COMMUNIST, END QUOTE, 

SOURCE DAILY WORKER, AUGUST EIGHTEEN, NINETEEN THIRTY THREE, 

PAGE SIX. SGT. HEIMOSKI ADVISES INDEX CARD ON MEADE WAS TABBED 

\ COMMUNIST BECAUSE HER NAME APPEARED IN DAILY WORKER AND OXXX 

BECAUSE OF HER CONNECTION WITH THE LEAGUE OF HOMELESS WOME]/. 

HEIMOSKI STATED HE HAS NO INFO CONCERNING THE LEAGUE OF HOMELESS 

WOMEN. HEIMOSKI ADVISED THAT MANY SUCH INDEX CARDS WERE 

PREPARED ON NAMES APPEARING IN DAILY WORKER AND TABBED COMMUNIST 

DURING ABOVE PERIOD OF TIME. HEIMOSKI STAT^Uffll'iSfl /.-?/-* 

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lly dear 

Reference is made to your letter dated 
December 7 , 2 9-50, wherein you requested that you 
be advised whether this Eureau is in possession 
of any security background data relative to 
Dr. 1'argaret read. 

The records of this Eurc-f.u reflect that 
1‘argaret Head) born December lb , 2 902, in thiladelphic ,, 
Pennsylvania, is a prov.inent American Anthropologist , 
author and traveler. Her current address is 72 Perry 
Street , JV r <?w Jorfr City , am< sftc 7*3 at the present time 
employed on a part-time basis as a consultant by the 
TJ. 3. Public health Service. 

ofrc 13 married to Dr eg o ry^Ea tason , a 
Eritish national , w?io m3 born /'ay 9, 2904, in 
Grant Chester , England. --- '— 

Gregory Eateson , who is an Ethnologist also , 
■£s, reportedly , tftr? on2y living son of the renowned, 
Eritish nationalist , 25r. William Eateson. 

Dr. Dead has traveled extensively and <has 
lectured in numerous countries. Among her publications 
are studies of the natives of Samoa and Dew Guin ea P & 

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Because loth Dr, I'ead. and. her husband were 
employed by the Government oj' the United States, they were 
investigated by this Bureau in accordance with the pro¬ 
vision3 of Executive Order 18J5, Subsequent to those 
investigations they were both retained in Government Service 
by the United States Civil Service Corrr is j ion, 

(121-14450-, 121-21194) 

Elease be assured of my desire to c ooperate 
in all matters of mutual interest, 

Sincerely yours , 


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Director 




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May 27, 1949 

Honorable J. Edgar Hoover 

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington 25, D. C. 

Seth W. Richardson 
Chairman, Loyalty Review Board 
U. S» Civil Service Commission 


^In .accordance with your request, there is shown below the ulti¬ 
mate disposition made_6f the case of the captioned individual, who was 
investigated .by your Bureau under the provisions of Executive- Order 9835 t 

Employee or Appointee: 


E~J Retained 

EJ Removed on basis of loyalty investigation 
EJ Resigned or otherwise separated from Federal service 


Applicant: 


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Remarks: 


EJ Accepte ( d’;.fpi* employment 

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i _ f Denied employment 

EJ Withdrew from Consideration 




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Date: 


From: 


Subject: 


May 2?, 1949 

Honorable J. Edgar Hoover 

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington 25, D. C. 

Seth W. Richardson 

Chairman, Loyalty Review Board . 

U. S* Civil Service Commission 


In accordance with your request,, there is shown below the ulti¬ 
mate disposition made of the case' of the captioned individual, who was 
investigated by your Bureau'.under the provisions of Executive- Order 983 5J 

Employee or Appointee: 


Q. Retained 

L _/ Removed on'basis of loyalty investigation 

CO Resigned or otherwise separated from Federal service 
Applicant: 


CO Accepted for employment 
LJ Denied employment 
/7 Withdrew from consideration 




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May 21, 1953 

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HARO A RET HEAD BATES Oil 
born-Beccrzber 16, 1901 
Philadelphia, Pa- 


This information is being furnished as a result of 
your request for an FBI file check only and is not to be con¬ 
sidered as a clearance or nonclearance of the individual in¬ 
volved. 


A search of the records of this Bureau failed to locate 
any data pertinent to your inquiry other than that which is set 
forth below. 

For information concerning the subject of your inquiry, 
you are referred to the files of the following agencies: 


Tolson . - 

Ladd_ 

Nichols- 

Belmont-- 

Clew- 

Glavin- 

Harbo .— 

Rosen- 

Tracy- 

Gearty- 

Mohr- 

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Holloman-— 

Shsoo.- 

Miss Gandy — 


(1) Reports furnished you 5-8-60, capti oned 
Margaret. Mead, aka. 121-24450 

(2) Report furnished you 3-13-53 captioned 
Mark Chevel Luli - sky. Internal Security-GE&R, page 24, 
concerning Margaret Mead- 61-6759-30 


Original to State 
Req- rec'd-4-13-53 

■ Reason given-purport security 

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TO: Director 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington 25, D. C. 


DATE: February 1;, 1955 
FILE: DISO:SJMrjwfc 





Your Bureau conducted investigation in this case under provisions of 
Section 8(d) of Executive Order 10450. The disposition made of the case 
is indicated below: 

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EMPLOYEE OR APPOINTEE: ' „ yfi 

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□ Retained . * • 

0 Separated because of unfavorable report ( H 


Resigned or otherwise separated from Federal service prior to 
decision on investigative report (See explanation below): 


Separated June 11, 195k - Contract not renewed* 


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to 

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investigative report. 


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AIRTEL 


TO : SAC, New York (138-2193) 

FROM : SAC, Philadelphia (121-1764) (RUC) 


SUBJECT: MARGAREt_yMEAD, aka 
STATE 
SGE 


Re Bureau letter to Philadelphia, 10/4/63. 

Records of the State Department, Philadelphia, 
and records of the Civil Service Commission, Philadelphia, 
contain no record of employee. 

New York and Washington Field will attempt to 
verify employment through records of the State Department 
in their respective divisions. 

Review of previous investigation conducted at 
Philadelphia reflects no additional investigation required 
in instant case. Philadelphia files contain no pertinent 
disloyal data concerning employee in addition to that 
previously reported. 

No investigation being conducted. No report being 
submitted. 


FROHBOSE 


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2 - New York (138-2193) 

2 - WFO (121-8740) 

/fQ- Bureau (121-14450) 
n. - Philadelphia (121-1764) 

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TO: SAC, NEW YORK 

f /' FROM: SAC, WFO (121-8740) - P - 

\ MARGARET MEAD, aka; 

STATE 

SGE 

ReBulet to PH 10/4/63 and PH airtel 10/10/63. 

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Personnel file locatedState Department WDC. Mead given 
appointment as Consultant(WAE), Foreign Affairs Officer, effective 
7/25/63. She serves on a panel of advisors on social development 
through the UN and related organizations. She occupies a non¬ 
sensitive position and does not have access to classified defense 
information or restricted areas of the Department of State. Panel 
expected to meet six or seven time during the next year, probably 
at Department of State, Washington, D. C. 

Review of files of WFO discloses no information not 
previously reported uith the exception of pertinent information set 
forth in reference Bulet for the attention of New York and WFO. 

WFO will report only current and current agency and 
employment data from Department of State. NY report all pertinent 
data referred to in reference Bulet. 


York 
1-Bhreau 
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HBll:evs 
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AIRTEL 


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NOT RECORDED 

3 OCT 17 1963 



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10/25/63 




AZSTEL 


TO: SAC, BOSTON 

FROM: ^AC, WFG (m-8740)(P) 

wuuuuu n ii mb , 

Margaret Ho«4 Bateson 
Hifgmt iind Qpmimb 
Margaret Mead Fortune 
Mrs. Gregory BRt«aoa 
Mrs. Luther Sheesleign Or —w a rn 
M r a. B eo Franklin Fortune 
CORSXH/IAlfT 
OinARTlBNT (V STATE 
vAs&XHOTosr, b. c« 

SGE 

BUSED 10/25/63 

ReBulet 10/25/63, to PH. 


Employee investigated under BO 9835 and CSC by 
letter 5/27/49, advised she van retained. Also ms subject 
of US US investigation and by letter dated 11/18/54, CSC 


advised that "a favorable advisory loyalty detrain*t ion 
mas forwarded the Stead of the Bor Id Stealth Organisation 
Former Instead, GREGORY BATESON previously Investigated 
under BO 9633 and by letter dated V23/90, CSC advised he 
must "eligible on loyalty'* and by letter <kted 1 3^l&/55,./ 
a "favorable determination "had been made. 1 & J 


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Briar investigation of esployee being brought 
op to date* 


Investigation Washington, D.C. re 
has daughter fir. X* CATHERINE KASSARJUABV 
Caabridge St*, Cambridge, Bass* who 
Arabic at Harvard U. CATHERINE 
attends Harvard 0. Graduate school. 


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„ UNITED STATES GOVE .* ENT 

Memorandum 


Mr. DeLoa< 


date: 10-2-61 


from : D. C. Morrell 1 ! 




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subject: 


SENATOR MIKE MANSFIELD, 

CONSTITUENT INQUIRY C_3 

RE BENNETT CERF AND MARGARET MEADE 



By letter of September 27 Senator Mansfield forwarded several 

( copies of correspondence relating to the appearance of Bennett Cerf and 
Margaret Meade before the State Convention of the Montana Education Associa¬ 
tion (MEA). Our relations with Mansfield have been cordial. < 


It would appear that a great deal of controversy has come to pass 
over the appearance of these two because of distribution of literature from the 
Cinema Educational Guild, Inc. (CEG) which lists both Cerf and Meade as com¬ 
munist and/or ’’fellow travelers. ” Bufiles contain nothing derogatory regarding 
Mr. Cerf whose name appears on the Special Correspondents' List on a first- 
name basis. We have never investigated Mr. Cerf. Bufiles indicate that in 1951 
we conducted an investigation concerning Dr. Meade (Mrs. Gregory Bateson) 
pursuant to Executive Order 98^35. Information in the Chicago Office indicated 
that she was a member of the ’’League of Homeless Women” which has been 
cited. Our investigation did not develop- any information which would question 
her loyalty to the country. The Civil Service Commission (CSC) made a 
determination that both she and her husband could continue in their positions 
with the Department of Public Health on the basis of loyalty. 


The CEG and its national director, Myron C. Fagan, are well 
known to the Bureau. This is ar^rresponsible organization which circulates 
numerous tracts alleging "exposure” of communists and fellow travelers in the 
entertainment industry. Some of its material contains the statement that infor¬ 
mation contained in its pamphlets can be documented in the files of government 
investigating agencies. This group has been responsible for the distribution of 
anti-Negro and anti-Semitic pamphlets, alsd. Fagan has, in the past, attempted 
to use the Director’s name in the furtherance of his programs, and it has been 
necessary on several occasions to contact him and request that he refrain from 
mentioning the FBI in any manner. ^ /j?/ — -yrrt 1 p ^^ p, 

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Morrell to DeLoach memo 

Re: Senator Mike Mansfield Constituent Inquiry 

that we have not investigated Mr* Cerf and that in 1951 we conducted a loyalty 
investigation concerning Dr. Meade, following which the CSC made a determina¬ 
tion that she could continue in her position with the Public Health Service on the 
basis of loyalty. Also, the administrative assistant should be advised with respect 

to the irresponsible nature of Fagan and the Cinema Educational Guild. 

It is noted that one of the constituents, Mr.. D. D. Cooper, has 
already contacted SAC Bromwell with respect to this matter. Therefore, it is 
not felt that any contact with Mr. Cooper is necessary. Bufiles contain no 
derogatory information concerning him and our only correspondence is an out¬ 
going dated 4-26-39. Bufiles contain no references to Mr. Robert C.. Stewart, 

. Superintendent of Schools in Plains, Montana. 

RECOMMENDATION: 

That Senator Mansfield’s Administrative Assistant be contacted 
as outlined above. 



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OPTIONAL form no. IQ 


UNITED STATES GOVERl^^NT 

Memorandum 




FROM 


Mr. Mohr 


C. Do DeLoach 


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Conrad_ 

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date: October 4, 1961 / ® .veil! 

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' / subject: SENATOR MIKE MANSFIELD ^ ® n£L 

V CONSTITUENT INQUIRY MJ . |/tMS rkwr^ 

J RE BENNETT CERF AND MARGARET MEADE 

Reference is made to Morrell to DeLoach Memorandum dated 10-2-61 
wherein it was approved that we contact the Administrative Assistant of Senator Mansfield 
of Montana and advise her that we have never conducted an investigation of Bennett Cerf, f\f\ 
the author, and in 1951 we conducted a loyalty investigation of Margaret Meade under 
Executive Order 9835 and that she was continued in her position by the Civil Service Com- • 
\ mission. Further, the Administrative Assistant should be advised of the irresponsible | f 
| manner of Myron C. Fagan who disseminates anticommunist material. * [ 

H I; 

It appears that Cerf and Meade had been invited to speak before the State j 
j Convention of the Montana Education Association. This has touched off a controversy in ^ j 
(the state. by 


On 10-3-61 Kemper contacted Administrative Assistant to Senator Mansfield, 
Miss Peggy DeMichele, and discussed this matter in accordance with instructions. My X 
office has had a great deal of dealings with Miss DeMichele and she, xmderstands our , 
position in regard to these matters. 1 Z A X 4: 4: 0- Q# 


position in regard to tnese matters. jl a* j. a. "2; 

She stated that she and the Senator fully realize the confidential nature of j 
our files and wondered if the Director could send a very brief letter indicating the con- 0 ! 
fidential nature of our files to the Senator in order that he might, in part, ’’get off the 0 j 
hook,” She said that she had checked with the House Committee on Un-American Activity | 
and they had come up with four old references on Cerf, indicating that he had belonged to ^ j 
some ’’front organizations" back in the 1930’s. She said she had not yet received a reportg 
on Meade. , Jo / jssc/<r ,'. _ H 


RECOMMENDATION: 


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NOT RECORDS® 
199 OCT 13 196L 


It is recommended that the attached brief letter be sent to Senator 


Mansfield 


Enclosure 








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SENT DIRECTOR 
FOR APPROVAL 

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CRIME RESEARCH 















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Mohr_ 

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Callahan _ 

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Gale _ 

Rosen _ 

Sullivan _ 

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Tele Room 

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Gandy _ 


AR U£MSTER$ SINGULAR? 




By CORDEUAjtUEFIN 


• v Dr - M argaret Mead; 
1 emJnMTan'tlrrblJSlt^istrin 
| town yesterday for a lec¬ 
ture at American. Uhiver- 

I .sxty; had few good words 
Ip say for the married life. 

mlriE s , tart ' ^cussing the 
'?/ ; ma ™age, she said, 
when .it isn fc so epidemic.’’' 

i.‘ .PT*. Mead doesn't oppose 
| : rnamage She simply 

ocety should. stop “p e ri 


^nH B0 J^ an ^ irlS ™ usf datfr that lico-ed thinking Is verv 

#o1he b v ° rin f Si 

wSrnto ^’ ?et girIs ? re more mature than 

furJly" marriage ( prema- boys, thruout their college 

• ' ye«®» and at a co-ed school; 
Targets must pretend to be imbecilesi 

* - or .not be liked. Only at wohui 

•rh't^ ... i. erifs. rntidb-oc■ '■hX 


■ eiV* CAUCUt/ U 1 XOW 

things af -them.” Ideally, she 
said; youth, s h 0 u*dr be sep- 


r. models to. the girls. 


SINGULAR 

tK '‘We are Very distrustful of 
the single life," she said.. “We 
d r? n>t r ?ward anybody 
^+ 1 ? lsn t a couple. They’ve 

uoxir like the army, or th^ 
merchant, mar i n e, or they 
'have to live -alone.” V .. * 

rhe first question 
-w ffi- .'aJwut a person who 
become a public figure? Is he 

Thi?‘ e i{, many .children? 

IBS . s he said, “is not the- 


• ec Mri thb ^ril."” ' 5 

°r. Mead: d r e w such, a i 
FMpr? her lecture (some 
L200). the group had to move 
from Hurst hall to the Met¬ 
ropolitan Memorial Methodist 
Church where she addressed 
them from the pulpit: From, 
there and later at her press'; 
conference the Styeariold. 
author . made sprightly eoiji- 
/.contemporary .life-r' 
from births to;'death. It 


thirig ab6uta 

: ''sgii.r^l^ Jg ^hed at the 
tr ^ nd s}, e sees away 
from early marriages (she 
^P.the-Peaee CoTps part 
credit for this)> but was 
Sjnopay about the way parents 
P u ®h ,their children into dat- 
ing At the age of 1? and Mr— 


COMMENTS ‘ | 

,°? u babies—front the da# 
# the. “Status' baby” whim 
™, 0 iB ad - a h.aby to-show you. 

have one" the pendulum 
has, swmg. too. far, she said. 

acce P,ts as a “major 
fP 10 responsibility to the 
future;, then “it is no longer 
gomg to be so virtuous 'to 
said 6 50 many -children;"- she 


colleges—“I don’t thi 


_ -o'" ATxcau. jittvors 

Ihdod ’^ generatlon neighbor-.jj 

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Times Herald 

The Washington Dally News _X 

The Evening Star_____ 

New York Herald Tribune _ 

New York Journal-American _ 

. New York Mirror _____ 

New York Dally News _ 

fj * New York Post _ 

The New York Tiroes __ 

The Worker ________ 

The New Leader __^ 

G)'The Wail Street Journal __ / 

r ^-^The National Observer . 

Date October 17. 

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Rosen _ 

Sullivan _ 
Tavel _ 


ThCS^ash In* ton 

anthropologistjviaegaret mead 

attacks “lit tle togiRtrawreiS spilt level- houses” 


She- would- stop the trend 
toward segregation of old ! 
pgople, however, and toot 
them here and, there an/ong 
the “little togetherness~/rolit- 
; level houses” inhabited/ by 
young marrieds. : “ 

Not that she - would put 
grandma right into the. .split 
level, But she’d like her. in 
walking distance. The young 
and the old need the same 
thing—sturdy adults around, 
she, explained, 

Was .she hot being too hard 
|on marriage?- a r-ep o rte-r 
[asked. 

“i’ll start discussing its 
merits- when it isn't so epide¬ 
mic,” she- replied. “Right qpw 
there is- not .the- slightest 
danger of a wave of celibicy 
sweeping the .country;” " . 


T^e WashAgt^: 

Times Herald 

The Washington Daily News __ 
The Evening Star - 

New York Herald Tribune _ 

New York Journal-American _ 

New York Mirror__ 

New York Dally News 

New York Post _ 

The New York Times __ 

The Worker _ _ 

The New Leader _ 

The Wall Street Journal _ 

The National Observer .,_ 


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- I - 

Mom, Poor Mom 

. Margaret Mead, a nthropologist and- 
apostle of single cussedness, was in town 
recently to take another whack at mar¬ 
riage, the curse of the race. u 

Like a wedding ring, this closes 
a circle of some kind. Miss Mead, 
decades ago, began the continuing crit¬ 
icism of American marriage with her 
reports on how much better the South 
Sea Islanders manage these things. 
Shortly thereafter Philip Wylie, a writer 
1 who has made a very good thing out of 
the Collapse of Western Civilization, 
discovered Momism as a malady. We 
learned that the only real trouble with 
ouf troublesome .children is that they all 
have these frightful Moms. 

Rejoining the chorus she had start¬ 
ed, Miss Mead a couple of years ago 
accused American women, in a particu¬ 
larly well-chosen phrase, of a “retreat < 
into fecundity.” Apparently too many 
promising young anthropologettes were 
marrying and bearing children insteadi 
* of administering questionnaires to other 
people’s kids. 

Our own Dorothy Goldberg, in gent¬ 
ler tones, has been evangelizing women 
to stop crocheting those anti-macassars; 
they should get out and do abstract 
painting instead. 

Finally, the President’s Commission 
on the Status of Women has reported 
that the fair sex in this country is a 
repressed majority that infuriatingly 
accepts its own repression in many 
areas. Though, women outnumber men 
by almost 4 million, they cheerfully ac¬ 
cept lower status in politics, law, labor 
and big business. 

We don’t disagree with all this; we 
- merely would add a footnote or two'. 
As. amateur students of fecundity and 
even as occasional contributors tp it, it 
has never struck us as a retreat, exactly. 
More of an ambush. If we were a wom¬ 
an, surrounded by either wall-to-wall 
babyfood or raucous teen-agers, our idea 
of a retreat would be something quieter. 
Like anthropology. 

' - Then too, the status-seeking com¬ 
mission struck: us as notably deficient 
in actual, workaday, non-public-life- 
type wives and mothers. There is just a 
.(•possibility that the average American \ 
''wife and mother doesn’t take more. 
interest in politics and the rest because 
j. she has more important things to do. *. 

She already has a job. 

C» t/ o 


Tolson _ 
Belmont . 

Mohr_ 

Casper _ 
Callahan 
Conrad _ 
DeLoach 

Evans _ 

Gale _ 

Rosen _ 

Sullivan . 
Tavel _ 


T rotter _ 

Tele Room 

Holmes _ 

Gandy _ 


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NOT i IICO.IK^.U 

DEC r g jc y '3 




The Washington Post and _ 

Times Herald 

The Washington Daily News 
The Evening Star ^ _ 


New York Herald Tribune _ 

New York Journal-American 
New York Mirror _ 


New York Daily News 
New York Post _ 


The New York Times 

Tfce Worker _ 

The New Leader _ 


The Wall Street Journal __ 

The National Observer _ 

People's World -- . 

October 22, 1963 


Date 


Page A-12 


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DECLASSIFICATION AUTHORITY DERIVED FROM: 
FBI AUTOMATIC DECLASSIFICATION GUIDE 
DATE 06-16-2015 by F26M48K40 





121-14450 


Date: NOV 1 3 1963 

To: Director, Bureau of Personnel Investigations 

Civil Service Commission 

From: John Edgar Hoover, Director 

o 

Subject: MARGARET MEAD 

Department of State 

SECURITY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 





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V*. 


Reference is made to prior correspondence from this Bureau concerning 
captioned individual. 

There are transmitted herewith tlVO copies each of the following 
communications containing additional information regarding this matter: 


a_ 



Report of_SA Hugh B. McGahoy dated 
Crar|ober 25, 1963, at Washington, D. C. 


Report of SA Joseph A. Thibault dated 
October 24, 1963, at lieu York, Ilcw York. 2- 

Ropbrt of SA Joseph A. Thibault dated *V' 
October 31, 1963, at Hew York, Hew York. 




(continued on the next page) 0 •"* 

t—I Another Government agency is conducting additional investigation 
abroad and the results thereof will be furnished you upon their-receipt by this Bureau. 


teLJ Additional action is being takap by this Bureau. On completion thereof 
you will be furnished the results. cdf'N I >7 / i /// r' * 

„ R&n /?-/' iwso 

I—I No additional action is being taken in this matter. 

Toigpn . j is ^ eing finished to you for your information and .should not be 

Belifibnt ^ =BE0 iSsemi^tjeg to unauthorized persons or agencies. 25: *V0v 1S.1S33 

Enc. (l&) 

UNCLASSIFIED) 

1 AaG, Internal Security Division (under separate cover) 
N? TE: . Ex. A, B, and C, enc*d with WFO rept dtd 10/25/63. 


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MAIL ROOM 


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Director* Bureau of personnel Investigations* CSC 


Report of SA James E. Brennan dated 
November 1* 1963, at Boston* Massachusetts* 

Memorandum dated October 24* 1963, 
at New York, New York. 


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Dr. JOSEPH GOLDSON, the Rand Corporation, 1000 Connecticut 
Avenue, N.W. It has been determined that Dr. G0LDS0N is 
presently employed by the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, 
California and since he was interviewed during prior investigation 
of employee in 1954 and stated his association was of a professional 
nature only while Dr. MEAD was engaged in a study for the Rand 
Corporation approximately 1948 to 1950, and because he furnished 
no unfavorable information regarding the employee, no lead was 
set forth to have Dr. G0LDS0N interviewed at this time. 


INFORMANTS 


y..£ 


SA C. EDVlil GLASS. J[ 




a s contacted Oc tober 18. 1 962 by 


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b7D 


and 


October 21, I 963 by SA F.B. GRIFFITH, .JR. 

3EF1T 


(were con tacted 
and! 


were contacted October 17, 1963 by SA JOSEPH E. KELLER. 


LEADS 


WFO will report th e results of check of the filej s 
of Civil Service Commission, 


Security and Passport Offices, Department of State. 


b7E 


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COVER FAGE 





XTD-20* (Bev. 3-3-69) 


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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUS 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


Copy to: 


Report of: HUGH B. MC GAHEY Office: Washington, D.C. 

Dote: 10/25/63 

Field Office File No.: 121-8740 Bureau File No.: 

Title: MARGARET MEAD 

Consultant, Department of State 
Washington, D.C. 

Character: 

Synopsis: MEAD appointed consultant in the Bureau of International 

Organization Affairs, Department of State, 7/25/63> 
Referencesand acquaintance recommend, however FRANCES 
CHADWICK RINTZ, acquaintance, advised employee had 
joined an organization shortly prior to World War II, 
which organization subsequently begame infiltrated 
by communists, and employee terminated her connection 
thereafter. RINTZ unable to recall name of organization. 
No credit or arrest record for employee, Wash.,D.C.. 

HCUA and OSI files contain no additional pertinent 
information. Unknown to informants. 

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This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the property of the FBI and is loaned to your agency; it and 

its contents are not to be distributed outside your agency. 










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RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION 
EMPLOYMENT 


On October 15* 1963 the personnel file for 
Dr. MARGARET MEAD was reviewed at the Department of State. 

This file showed she was given an excepted appointment as 
a consultant in the Human Resources and Development Office 
of the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, effective 
July 25* 1963 . She will serve as a member of a panel on social 
development through the United Nations (UN) and related 
organizations on social issues confronting the UN system of 
organization. The personnel file indicated she will occupy a 
non-sensitive position and shall not have access to classified 
defense information or to restricted areas of the Department of 
State. 


Mr* HENRY J. SABATINI, Bureau of International 
Organization Affairs, advised on October 15, 1963 he has 
never met the employee, but stated she will work on an 
advisory committee in V/ashington, D.C. under his indirect 
supervision. *•’ 

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REFERENCE 

V lj '* 

Dr. ISABEL CARTER, 2039 New Hampshire Avenue, N.V7. 

advised on October 21, T 1963 she has known the employee since 1922. 
Dr. CARTER said at that time the employee was attending Barnard 
College and Dr. CARTER was taking graduate work at Columbia f 
University. Dr. CARTER subsequently moved to Philadelphia and 
resided with the employee*s parents there and did know the 
employee*s parents socially. Dr. CARTER advised that the 
employee has one daughter, CATHERINE BATESON ICASSARJIAN, 
who is a professor of languages at Harvard University. 

Dr. CARTER advised that the employee is a well-known 
anthropologist as is her former husband Dr*. GREGORx^fJATESON. 

She said she knoifs the employee has been affiliated wrWi many f' 
organizations throughout the world but she had no Icnowledge that 
any of her affiliations were with organizations whose aims and 


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purposes would be against the best interests of the United States 
Dr. CARTER stated she would be very surprised if the employee 
had ever associated herself with any subversive organizations 
or groups. She commented that during the many years she has 
known the employee, there has never been any reason for her 
to doubt her loyalty, patriotism, or moral character. 

Dr. H. E."'-P^GE, Director, Office of Institutional 
Programs, National Science Foundation, I 424 K Street, N.W. , 
advised on October 22, 1963 that he has known the employee 
professionally since 1950. He became associated x^ith her in 
the Office of Naval Research when she was a member of An 
Advisory Committed. He has seen her very infrequently since 
ihat time and could not furnish any information as to her 
employments or associates. He considers the employee as one 
of the most brilliant persons he has met and said he would 
highly recommend her for a positon in the government as he 
has no reason to question her patriotism, and does not believe 
she would be a security risk if employed in a position where 
she has access to classified information. 




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I&*s*_FRANCES)X^SD'W!£C^®I^TZ_advised she is employed 
J 1 ® * Senior Research Analyst by. the Foreign Areas Study 
Division of the American University Xocated at 5010 Wisconsin 
Avenue, N.W. She presently residesat 1914 Connecticut Avenue, 

N.W, She has known the employee since about 1940 or I 94 I. She 
was also acquainted with the employee's parents and her brother, 
whose name she could hot recall. Mrs. RINTZ said she became 
acquainted with the employee ’s relatives when she attended the 
University of Pennsylvania where Dr. MEAD’s father and brother 
were employed as professors. She related that her acquaintance¬ 
ship with the employee’s parents began approximately ten years 
before she became acquainted with the employee. She pointed 
out that she had graduated from Wellesley College in Wellesley, 
Massachusetts, and had met the-employee’s mother in the 
Wellesley Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and learned that 
Dr. MEAD ’s mother was also a graduate of Wellesley. 

(Or ~ . 1 , .< 

Mrs. RINTZ ailvised she did not know whether the 
employee’s parents are now living and the last information 
she had as to Dr. MEAlfe brother was he had a teaching position 
in one of the colleges on the West .Coast of the United States* 

rt, <' •. _(0/I-',* ■- • ^ - '1 ' I ' 

Mrs. RINTZ said that She was socially and professionally 
acquainted with the employee during the World War II area. She 
said that the employee never expressed any sympathyvfor 
communism or facism and to her knowledge never engaged in any 
subversive activities. She pointed out that Dr* MEAD has 
belonged to many organizations during her lifetime and recalled 
shortly before World War II began. Dr* MEAD and her husband. 

Dr* GREGORY BATESON, returned to the United States from New 
Guinea after approximately a ten years absence from this country* 
Upon her return to the United States* Mrs. RINTZ said Dr* MEAD 
informed her she had joined several organizations, one of which 
later became infiltrated with communists, and she thereafter 
severed her connection with that organization* Mrs. RINTZ said 
she Was unable to recall the name of the organization. She 
stated that she did not believe the employee would associate 
herself with any individuals or organizations, knowing them to 
be sympathetic to communism or any un-American activities. 










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rs * RIN1Z declined for personal reasons to furnish 
a signed statement, but is willing to appear before a Loyalty 
Hearing Board and furnish testimony as to the above information. 




WFO 121-8740 


It will be noted that PRANCES CHADWICK RINTZ was 
investigated in 1951 is accordance with divisions of Executive 
Order 9835* At that time she was an applicant for a position 
of Industrial Specialist with the National Production ✓ 

Authority, Department of Commerce, Washington, 1 ~^ e **~* J 
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POLICE AND CREDIT AGENCIES 


On October 15, 1963, IC EUGENE M. KIRKMAN determined there 
was no record contained in the Metropolitan Police Department 
files for the employee. It is to be noted that at all times 
an indefinite number of unidentified records are out of file 
and not available for review. 

On October 15, 1963, IC RICHARD A. MARCUS searched 
the file of the United States Park Police and no record was found 
concerning the employee. 

IC MARCUS caused a search to be made of the files of 
The Credit Bureau, Incorporated, Washington, D.C. and was advised 
on October 15» 1963 that the file contained no record for the 
employee. 


MISCELLANEOUS 



On October 17, 19 63 IC MARCUS was advised that the 
files of Headquarters Office, Office of Special Investigations, 
Department of Air Force contain no additional pertinent infor¬ 
mation. 


On October 21, 1963 IC WAYNE E. HOLLAND determined 
there was no additional pertinent information concerning the 
employee in the files of House Committee on UnAAmerican 
Activities. 


WFO 121-8740 


It will be noted that FRANCES CHADWICK RIHTZ was 
investigated in 1951 in accordance with divisions of Executive 
Order 9835* At that tine she was an applicant for a position 
of Industrial Specialist with tho National Production 
Authority, Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. The Civil 
Service Commission by letter dated December 18, 1951, advised 
that FRANCES CHADWICK RINTZ had been rated eligible on loyalty 
m connection with her employment with the Department of Commerce, 


POLICE AND CREDIT AGENCIES 

On October 15, 1963, IC EUGENE II. IOillNIAN determined there 
was no record contained in tho Metropolitan Police Department 
files for the employee. It is to bo noted that at all tines 
an indefinite number of unidentified records arc out of file 
and not available for reviei*. 

On October 15, 1963, IC RICHARD A. MARCUS searched 
the file of the United States Park Police and no record was found 
concerning the employee, 

IC MARCUS caused a search to be made of the files of 
The Credit Bureau, Incorporated, Washington, D.C* and was advised 
on October 15, I 963 that the file contained no record for the 
employee, 

miscellaneous 


On October 17, 1963 IC MARCUS was advised that the 
files of Headquarters Office, Office of Special Investigations, 
Department of Air Force contain no additional pertinent infor¬ 
mation. 


On October 21, 1963 IC WAYNE E. HOLLAND determined 
there was no additional pertinent information concerning tho 
employee in the files of House Committee on UnAAmerican 
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recently appeared in the newspapers concerning MARGARET 
MEal): article entitled 11 ‘Are Spinsters Singular? 1 Dr. MEaD 
Draws a Bead" appearing in the "Washington Daily News." 
Washington, D. C., on October 17, 1963 (See Exhibit A); article 
captioned "Margaret Mead Says U. S. Has Marriage Epidemic" 
appearing in "The Washington Post", Washington, D. C., on 
October 17, 1963 (See Exhibit B); and an article captioned 
"Mom, Poor Mom" appearing in "The Evening Star," Washington, 

D. C., October 22, 1963 (See Exhibit C). 

Confidential informants who are acquainted with 
certain phases of subversive activities in the Washington, D. C. 
area have advised that the employee is unknown to them. 












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MARGARET-'MEAD 
aka Margaret Mead Bateson 
Margaret Mead cressman 
Margaret Mead Fortune 
Mis. Gregory Bateson 
Mrs. Luther Sheeleigh Cressman 
Mrs, Reo Franklin Fortune 
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On 9/20/62, Mr. JEROME T*. GASPARD, Consul General of 
the United States at Montreal, Canada, advised that an Internatiora 
Conference of Women was held in Montreal, Canada, from 9/10/62 
to 9/16/62. This conference was held under the auspices of the 
Canadian Voice of Women (VOW). The source stated that, from its 
beginning, the conference represented a "troika-like" forum 
with representatives present from the western nations, the & 

Communist bloc and the newly independent neutralist states.-' 

Mr. GASPARD’s memorandum noted that, on lalance, the conference 
manifested a predilection, -Xt> critize the west more than the east 
as a possible threat to the peace of the world. It was noted that 
the absence of a strong-pro-western voice tended to create a 
propaganda opening which was readily filled by the Communist and 
internationally minded pacifists. Mr. GASPARD stated that Dr. 
MARGARET MEAD, the well known Anthropologist, delivered the 
conferences main address and became an honorary member of VOW. 

The source advised that Dr. MEAD’S address failed to counter 
critizism of the west which had prevailed at this conference. 

Dr. MEAD praised VOW for its "peace efforts" and expressed her 
conSf&ction that lasting peace should not be considered impossible. 

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of the Canadian Branch of Voice of Women. With respect to the ypmmm 
Voice of Women -United States Section, the following is noted: 

|has advised that, follov/ing a large "picnic helc^^^ 
at te estate or CYRUS EATON, well known Cleveland industrialist, Wp 
in Juno, 1961 , an^I ad hoc group known as American Womenyfor Wj 

World Peace and Understandi ng was for med with Mrs. E. A. NtfARSHALL W 

of Cleveland as chairman. I I further stated that through M 

the efforts of Mrs. MARSHALL and Mrs. ANN EATON, wife of CYRUS 1 

EATON, this group affiliated with a Canadian group known as the " 

Voice of Women and became known as the Voice of Women-United b7D 

States Section. A statement by Mrs. E. A. MARSHALL, President 
of the Voice of Women-United States Section, expressed the purpose 
of VOW as that of exploring ever y possible path to peace said 
understanding among all peoples. ] advised that VOW in 

the United States did not achieve great numerical success and on 
5 /I/ 63 , this source made available a letter on letterhead stationery 
of the VOW-USA which, under dated of 4/10/63, advised all VOW 
members that in the interest of consolidating the peace movement 
and preventing unnecessary duplication of effort, VOW-USA 
was being dissolved as an organization. ThJ^s letter wa3 signed 
by the VOW Executive Committee, KATHERINE K/'MARSHALL, Chairman. 


{SHALL, Chairman. 


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TITLE OF CASE 

MARGARET MEAD 
Department of State 


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DATE INVESTIGATIVE PERIOD 

10/31/63 10/24 - 31/63 


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JOSEPH A. THIBAULT Office: New York, New York 

10/31/63 

138-2193 Bureau File No„- 121-14450 

MARGARET MEAD 
Department of State 


SECURITY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 


Neighbors acquainted only by reputation, 
but know of no reason to question character or 
loyalty. 


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NY 138-2193 


Residence 


RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION 


193 Waverly Place 
New York, New York 


On October 30, 1963, ROBERT SHELTON, Apartment 5, 
191 Waverly Place, advised that he has never met the 
employee, but knows her only by reputation as a noted 
Anthropologist. He knows that she lives in the adjacent 
building, but could not suggest anyone who would be 
personally well enough acquainted with her to comment. 

He stated that he has never heard of any reason to 
question her character or loyalty. 

On October 31, 1963, EDWARD MASON, Apartment 4, 

191 Waverly Place, advised that he knows the employee only 
by reputation and as a casual neighborhood acquaintance 
to whom he extends greetings when they meet on the street. 
He stated she is away from home a lot and keeps to herself. 
He could not suggest anyone who would be personally 
acquainted with the employee. 

On October 31, 1963, ANN SILER, Apartment 2, 

191 Waverly Place, advised that everyone knows the 
employee by reputation. She is acquainted with the 
employee to the extent of extending greetings when 
they meet, however, she is not well enough acquainted 
to comment concerning the employee’s character or 
loyalty. She stated that she does not know anyone 
in the neighborhood who would be personally well enough 
acquainted with the employee to comment. 






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TITLE OF CASE 


MARGARET MEAD, aka 
DEPARTMENT OF STATE 


REPORT MADE BY 

JAMES E. BRENNAN 


CHARACTER OF CASE 



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Report of: SA JAMES E. BRENNAN Office: Boston, Massachusetts 

Date: ll/l/63 

Field Office File No.: 121-1211 Bureau File No.: 121-14450 

Title: MARGARET MEAD 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE 


Character: SECURITY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 


Synopsis.- Results of credit and arrest record checks on employee's 
daughter and son-in-law set out. Employee, daughter, 
and son-in-law unknown to some Boston informants familiar 
with some phases of communist activity in Mass. 

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On October 30, 1963, personnel of the Credit Bureau 
, # ,of Greater Boston, Inc., 11 Beacon Street, Boston, Massa- 
ohusetts, which also covers Cambridge, Massachusetts, 
advised that the files of this Bureau contain no record 
identifiable with the employees daughter and son-in-law, 
as named above. 


ARREST 

On October 30, 1963 , personnel of the Office of 
the Massachusetts Commissioner of Probation, Suffolk County 
Courthouse, Boston, Massachusetts, a central repository 
for criminal conviction recordB in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, advised that the files of this office 
contain no record identifiable with the employee's_daughter 
or son-in-law, as named above. X2 X i- 4b 0 5 

On November 1, 1963, Miss MARY LANNON, Clerk, 

Records Office, Cambridge, Massachusetts Police Department, 
advised files of this department contain no record identifiable 
with the employee's daughter or son-in-law, as named above. 

MISCELLANEOUS 

During October, 1963 , Boston informants familiar 
with some phases of communist activity in Massachusetts advised 


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that MARGARET MEAD, also known as MARGARET MEAD BATESON, 
MARGARET MEAD CRESSMAN, MARGARET MEAD .oOTUNE, Krr.. GREGORY 
BATESON, Mrs. LUTHER SHEESLEIGN CHESSMAN, Mrs. EEO FRANKLIN 
FORTUNE; Mrs. M. CATHERINE KASSARJIAN, nee BATESON, and J. 
BARKER MI BRAN KASSARJIAN were unknown to then and they 
could provide no information concornine them. 




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MARGARETMEAD 
Department of State 


DATE INVESTIGATIVE PERIOD 

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NY 138-2X93 


Review of NY flies discloses no association, 
affiliation or interest of the employee in The Mattachine 
Foundation, Ino., or any of its affiliated groups or 
publications. Inasmuch as the only reference between 
the employee and this organization was the excerpt ’from 
the employee's book, "Coming of Age in Samoa", which 
deals with the homosexual and heterosexual relations 
of Samoanfc, no significance was noted. This is not 
deemed pertinent and is not being included. A review 
of this book of the employee is incorporated into 
this report.., It is further noted that "Coming of Age 
in Samoa" was published in 1928 and the Mattachine 
movement had its inception in 1950. 

Information is contained herein that HADASSAH 
SIMHA contacted the subscriber to telephone number 
CH 3-8236, Mrs. MARGARET MEAD BATESON. 

The following is noted concerning SIMHA: 


A former informant, who was formerly under 
development as a double agent of this Bureau, had been 
apprca ched on two separate occasions by Israeli intelligence 
agents, both in the US and in Israel**to furnish official 
US Government information to the Israelis. On both 
occasions that this informant had. been contacted by 
the Israelis, the name and address of HADASSAH SIMHA 
was given to him as the individual to whom the material . 


requested should be furnished. / ^ ^ T ^ ^ Q 

I f conceal) advised on October 1, 

1959, HADASSAH SIMHA, on that date, who had been re¬ 
assigned to Israel from her position as Secretary to 
the Consul General at the Israeli Consulate, 11 East 
70th Street, New York, New York,'’ indicated to him that 


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she would not be able to depart on October 9 , as she 
had originally planned, but that she planned to leave 
on October 13, 1959. SIMHA advised this source that 
she had made her plane reservations for October 13, 1959. 


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The above source, advised on October 13, 

1959, that on that date, HADASSAH SIMHA extended 
her departing greetings' to her associates and 
departed for Israel. 

..NY 100-91470-306, report of SA,EDWARD F. 

MG CARTHY, -NY, dated 5/26/51, captioned ''JANE FOSTER 
ZLATOVSKI,. was, ESP-R, IS ACT OF 1950” reflects that 
an anonymous source advised that GREGORY BATESON 
and MARGARET MEAD were apparently known to JANE FOSTER. 

This report further indicates that the bill 
of JANE FOSTER at'* the Hotel Langdon, NYC, was charged 
for a call on 12/23/46, to a telephone number which 
could have'been either that of the Grove Hand Laundry, 

53 Grove Street, NYC, or to GREGORY BATESON, 72 Perry 
Street, NYC. > - 

/V The above is not being included aS the 
information is not Specific and the association of 
JANE FOSTER and employee is shown through other sources. 

-//• ■; Referenced Bureau letter refers to a leaflet 
advertising a mass meeting held under the auspices,of 
the West Side Citizens Committee to Advance Free Public 
Education. A copy of this>leaflet Was enclosed with 
referenced Bulet. Bulet states that this leaflet was 
described by NY as "This was a Communist front organization 
Review of NY files.discloses no reference to the West 
Side Citizens Committee to Advance Free Public Education, 
and no communication was located describing this leaflet 
as a CSbramunist frctt organization. . . . ^ , 

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On October 24, 1963, BENJAMIN GETLOW was re¬ 
contacted by SA ROBERT L. STEVENSON, JR.,at which time 
he stated that he could furnish no information concerning 
this organization. In view of the above, this information 
is not being included in the NY report. 

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Bureau 100-417600 

NY T-13 100-109137-42 

Telephonic pretext by 

SA RONALD C. YOUNG 

to employee’s secretary 

at the Museum of Natural 

History, under the guise 

of a student interested 

in MEAD’s efforts on behalf 

of world peace. 



Used to characterize LULA SAFFOLD 




Used to characterize GRACE CLARK 


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OFFICE OF ORIGIN 

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DATE 

11/13/63 

INVESTIGATIVE PERIOD- 

11/12/63 

TITLE OF CASE 

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MARGARET MEAD, aka 

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Department of State 

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121-8740 

MARGARET MEAD 
Consultant 
Department of State 
Y/ashington, D.C. 


SECURITY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 


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WFO 121-3740 


RESULT? OF investigation 


On November 1 2. 1963. SA CHARLES M. BEALL, JR. 

determined the files of I _ 

contained no further pertinent information regarding 
Dr* MARGARET MEAD. 


The July 17, 1962, issue of the “Daily Worker," 
published by the Daily Worker Co-operative Society Ltd., 

75 Farrington Road, London, E.C.I, on page three, contained 
an article captioned "Scientists of 30 Nations To Meet" 
which mentions "Anthropologist Prof. MARGARET HEAD." A copy 
of this article is attached as Exhibit F. ‘The Sunday Star", 
Washington, D. C., for August 26, 1962, contained the following 

"The name PUGWASH derives from the Nova,Scotia 
home of Cleveland industrialist CYRUS K^VEATON, 
where the first conference was held in 1957." 




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create a permanent organisation 
for the continuation of the rug- 
wash conferences in future. 

British scientists taking part 
include Sir John Cockcroft. Sir 
Howard Florey, president of the 
Roval Society, Sir Julian Huxley, 
Lord Russell. Sir Charles Snow, 
and Sir George Thomson. 

It is hoped that Academician 
Blagonravov, head of the Soviet 
programme of space research. 
Prof. F.melyanov, head of the 
department responsible for 
atomic research and Soviet dele¬ 
gate to the International Atomic 
Energy Agency, in Vienna, wilt 
also be present. 

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of the Soviet Academy of 
Sciences and former leader of 
the Soviet delegation to the lot- 
ban • talks at Geneva. Academi¬ 
cians Semenov and Tamm. Nobel 
Prize winners in chemistry and • 
physics, and Academician A. V. 
To’pchiev. executive vice-presi¬ 
dent of the U.S.S.R. Academy of 
Sciences. 

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Another Nobel Prize winner 
will be Dr. Linus Pauling, among 
the American participants. 

They will include Dr. D. G. 
Brennan, an adviser to the U.S. 
Government on defence. Dr. I. 
Oppcnhcimcr. former head of the 
Los Alamos laboratory of the 
Atomic Energy Commission, and 
Dr. Victor Wcisskopf. director of 
the European Centre for Nuclear 
Research at Geneva. 

Anthropologist Prof. Marga- 
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Dally Worker Reporter 
QOME of the world's top scien- 
tists will discuss problems of 
disarmament and world security 
when they meet in London for the 
tenth Pucwash Conference. 

There will be scientists from 
more than 30 nations, including 
SO from the U.S. and 25 from the 
Soviet Union, when the five-day 
conference, named after the Cana¬ 
dian village where the first one 
took place, opens on September 3. 

The programme will also .in¬ 
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the anticipated Increase in world 
population, international colla¬ 
boration among scientists, and 
how science.can aid developing 
nations. 

Soviet, atom men 

The scientists may decide to 
create a permanent organisation 
for the continuation of the Pug- 
wash conferences in future. 

British scientists taking part 
include Sir John Cockcroft. Sir 
Howard Florey, president of the 
Royal Society, Sir Julian Huxley. 
Lord Russell. Sir Charles Snow, 
and Sir George Thomson. 

It is hoped that Academician 
Blagonravov, head of the Soviet 
programme of space research. 
Prof. F.mctyanov, head of the 
department responsible for 
atomic research and Soviet dele¬ 
gate to the International Atomic 
Energy Agency, in Vienna, will 
also be present. 

Other Soviet scientists may 
include I. V. Fedtrov, secretary 


of the Soviet Academy of 
Sciences and former lender of 
the Soviet delegation to the test- 
ban talks at Geneva, Academi¬ 
cians Semenov and Tamm. Nobel 
Prize winners in chemistry ana 
physics: and Academician A. V. 
Topchiev. executive vice-presi¬ 
dent of the U.S.S.R. Academy of 
Sciences. 

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Another Nobel Prize winner 
will be Dr. Linus Pauling, among 
the American participants. 

They will include Dr. D. G. 
Brennan, an adviser to the U.S. 
Government on defence. Dr. J. 
Oppcnheimer, former head of the 
Los Alamos laboratory of the, 
Atomic Energy Commission, and 
Dr. Victor Weisskopf. director of 
the European Centre for Nuclear 
Research at Geneva. 

Anthropologist Prof. Mafia-1 
ret Mead, and Dr. Alfred Sabin, J 
developer of the live-yiru* vac¬ 
cine against polio, wUl also be is 
the American team. 



























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REPORTING OFFICE 


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OFFICE OF ORIGIN 


BUREAU 


TITLE OF CASE 


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REPORT MADE BY 


INVESTIGATIVE PERIOD 

11 / 12/63 


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MARGARET} MEAD 
Department of St&te 


JOSEPH A. THIBAULT 


CHARACTER OF CASE / 



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INFORMANTS: 

Sources used to characterize organizations are 
as follows: 


United China Relief 


ONI 

Conference of Young Women 


National wartime Conference of the 
Professions, the Sciences, the Arts, 
and the white Collar Workers 


Downtown Community School 


East and West Association 


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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


Copy fo: 

JOSEPH A. THIBAULT Office: New York, New York 

11/13/63 

NY 138-2193 Bureau File No.: 121—1^-450 

MARGARET MEAD 
Department of State 


SECURITY OP GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 

Synopsis: Admissions and explanations concerning organizational 

affiliations set forth. 

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Report of: 

Date: 

Field Office File No.: 
Title: 




RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION 




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The employee's Standard Form 85 * Security 
Investigation Data For Nonsensitive position, certified 
August 16, 1963^ contains a Supplemental Sheet captioned 
"Item 8: Organizations with which affiliated". This 
supplement, in part, contains the following statement 
of the employee: 

"During the last twenty years, I have been 
involved in a great many security enquiries as well as 
having been cleared a good many times myself. I know 
what kinds of points create expensive and time consuming 
difficulties for investigators. This form covers 38 years 
of an active professional life, and many years of work 
outside the united States. I have organized the 
materials so as to make clearance as easy as possible. 

"My last clearance was dated November 18, 195^ 
from the International Organizations Employees Loyalty 
Board of the United States Civil Service, Commission 
File number IIBrTPF, November 18, 195^ for membership 
in an Ad Hoc Committee of the world Health Organization. 
This clearance has been referred to and made further 
clearances unnecessary, for my atteji&dnce at (in Paris) 
a UNESCO Conference in June, 1955* 'Calcutta, in 1958, and 
the UN Conference on Science and Technology for the 
Benefit of the underdeveloped Areas, January, 1963-..• 

"Queries that have been raised on previous 
clearances, including clearances earlier than the 
clearance of November 18, 195^* 

"Questions have been raised about my membership 

in: 


"1. American Russian Institute - 19^7 
58 park Avenue 
New York, New York 

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"As director of Columbia university Research in 
Contemporary Cultures, under ONR contract N6-onr-271 T.O. 3* 
Account no. 990-0610, I took out a membership in the 
Institute Library, so that members of my research staff 
could use materials not otherwise available in New York 
City, needed for research on the USSR. This was a library 
subscription, not a membership. 

"2. My subscription to USSR Information bulletin. 


"This was a one year's subscription, in 1949., In 
connection with a project, American Museum of Natural 
History Studies in Soviet Culture, conducted under a 
contract with the Rand Corporation. 

"Used for research purposes. 

"3. National Committee for peoples Rights. 

"I v;as never a member of this committee. I 
attended a dinner given in honor of Professor FranztBoas, 
to which many of his professional colleagues were incited. 

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"4. Foster parents Plan for War Children. 


"I..was not a member of this organisation, but 
I did make contributions through it for the wartime 
work in England of Miss Anna'^reud, specifically ear 
marked for this purpose, in 194-3 and 1944. 


’’5. united China Relief 


"I accepted an invitation from pearl .Buck, dated 
April 2, 1941, to be on the Women's Committee for,.that 
year. The letterhead of the organisation carried the name 
of Mr. Henry Luce, John u'SvRockefeller III, and Mrs. F.D. 
Roosevelt. 




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"6. Conference of Young Women, December 14, 
1940, reported In the Daily Worker., 
December 16, 1940 

!, I attended this meeting., after having been 
consulted by a recent vassar graduate on how to attract 
a cross-section of young women; I was instrumental in 
interesting a representative of the junior League, who 
was sufficiently impressed by the dangers exposed at 
this meeting to help organize a Young Republican Group. 

I attended the meeting because I was worried about the 
emphasis which I thought might be developed there. 

" 7 . National wartime Conference of the profess 
the Sciences, the Arts, and the white 
Collar Workers 

"I have no record of any association whatsoever 
with this association." 

The employee also furnished a list of 88 
organizations, among these listing organizations about 
which questions have been raised. She stated that all 
organizations in this category were covered in notes on 
her 1954 clearance. This list indicates the following: 

Downtown Community School 
233 East 11th Street 
New York, New York 
Board Member, 1945 - 1950 

East and West Association 
(dissolved) 

62 West 45th Street 
New York, New York 
Advisory Board, 1941 - 1951 







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National Council of American 
Soviet Friendship 
114 East 32nd Street 
(New York., New York) 

Advisor on Books and Child 
Care for USSR, only 1944 

East Indies Institute of America 
(dissolved; became South East 
Asia institute) 

15 west 77th Street 
New York 24, New York 
(American Museum of Natural History) 
Board Member, 1941 - about 1945 

South East Asia Institute 
(dissolved; formerly East 
Indies Institute of America) 

7 East 70th Street 
Now York, New York 
1945 - 1947 

The following organizations, mentioned 
above, have been designated pursuant 
to Executive Order 10450: 

American Russian Institute 

National Council of American- 
Soviet Friendship 

Information concerning the following 
organizations mentioned above, is 
contained in the Appendix of this 
report: 


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National Committee for people's 
Rights 


Poster parents' Plan for War 
Children 

United China Relief 


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Conference of Young Women 

National Wartime Conference of the 
Professions, the Sciences, the Arts, 
and the white Collar Workers 

Downtown Community School 


East and West Association 
South East Asia Institute 


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The USSR (union of Soviet Socialist 
Republics) Information Bulletin was 
an official publication of the Soviet 
Embassy, Washington, D. C., which 
was circulated by-monthly throughout 
the united States. On July 15* 1952, 
the united States Department of State 
directed the USSR to suspend Soviet 
Embassy publication in the united States. 

The "Daily Worker" was an east coast 
Communist newspaper which suspended 
publication on January 13* 1958. 


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APPENDIX 

CONFERENCE OF YOUNG WOMEN 

A source advised in 1942 that the ''Conference 
of Young Women” was of a transient temporary nature 
and is apparently no longer in existence. This source 
stated that the purpose of the meeting in 1940 of this 
organization was to bring together young women who were 
officials and members of both the Communist party and 
the Young Communist League (YCL). This source stated 
that the officials and members of both of these organiza¬ 
tions were present at this conference and asserted 
strong Influence in discussions. 

The YCL has been designated 
oursuant to Executive Order 
10450. 




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APPENDIX 

DONNTOt/N COMMUNITY SCHOOL 

A source advised In July, 19^5 that the Downtown 
Community School was either directly or indirectly 
controlled by the Communist party (CP). 

Another source advised in 19^9 that the Downtown 
Community School had been dominated by the CP since its 
organization in 19^4. 



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APPENDIX 

EAST AND WEST ASSOCIATION 

In October, 1948, a representative of another 
government agency which conducts security and intelligence 
investigations, advised that the East and west Association 
conscientiously followed the Communist party line. 

This source was recontacted in 1949 and stated 
he had no further information concerning this organization. 
He said that his records merely contained a report on 
this organization in which the information was obtained 
from a former employee of the East and West Association. 
According to the" report, this employee stated "that the 
organization is in favor of the theories of the Soviet 
Union but they much prefer the program of world-wide 
revolution of the Fourth International; that is, the 
Trotskyite party. At present their activities support 
the withdrawal of united States troops and missions from 
the Orient; apologize for and explain the views of the 
Communist in China, the Rebels in Indonesia, and the 
Soviets established North Korean Government". 

The above source could not furnish the source 
of this information. 





NY 138-2193 


APPENDIX 

FOSTER PARENTS 1 PLAN FOR WAR CHIIDREN 

Reports of the Special Committee on un-American 
Activities, House of Representatives, 78 th Congress, Second 
Session, page 745 of Appendix IX refers go this organiza¬ 
tion as being a Communist front. 





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I NSTITUTE OF PACIFIC RELATIONS 

The "Guide to Subversive Organizations and 
Publications," revised and published as of December 1, 

1961 , prepared and released by the Committee on Un- 
American Activities, United States House of Represent¬ 
atives, Washington, D.C., contains the following 
concerning the Institute of Pacific Relations: 

"Institute of Pacific Relations * 

"1. r The IPR was a vehicle used by the 

Communists to orientate American far 
eastern policies toward Communist 
objectives.* *Members of the small 
core of officials and staff members who 
controlled IPR were either Communist or 
pro-Communist. 1 The American Communist 
Party and Soviet officials considered the 
organization ‘an instrument of Communist 
policy, propaganda and military intelligence.* 
(Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate Report 
2050 on the Institute of Pacific Relations, 
July 2, 1952, pp. 223 and 225.)" 


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* Senate Report 2050 states that the title Institute of 
Pacific Relations, "unless otherwise qualified, refers 
to the activities of * * * the American Council of the 
IPR and international-secretariat." (p. 9^ fn.) 


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APPENDIX 

NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE'S RIGHTS 


The 'buide to Subversive Organizations and 
Publications," revised and published as of December 1, 

1961 , prepared and released by the Committee on Un- 
American Activities, united States House of Representa¬ 
tives, Washington, D. C., contains the following concerning 
the National Committee for people's Rights. 

"1. The National Committee for the Defense of 
Political prisoners, 'substantially 
equivalent to International Labor Defense, 
legal arm of the Communist party,' changed 
its name 'in January 1938 to National 
Committee for people's Rights * * * no 
substantial change was made in its set-up 
dr functions.' 

(Attorney General Francis Biddle, 
Congressional Record, September 24, 

1942 , p. 7686 .) 

"2. Cited as a Communist front which succeeded 
the National Committee for the Defense of 
political Prisoners. 'The organization 
under its new name remained entirely under 
the control of the Communist party.' 

(Special Committee on Un-American Activities, 
Annual Report, House Report 2277* June 25* 
1942, p. 20; and House report 1311 on the 
CIO political Action Committee, March 29* 
1944, pp. 48 and 182 .) 










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APPENDIX 

NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE'S RIGHTS (CONT'D) 


"3. Among a 'maze of organizations' which were 
'spawned for the alleged purpose of 
defending civil liberties in general but 
actually intended to protect Communist 
subversion from any penalties under the 
law. 1 

(Committee on Un-American Activities, House 
Report 1115 on the Civil Rights Congress, 
November 17, 19^7, originally released 
September 2, 19^7.» p. 3.) ,r 





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APPENDIX 

NATIONAL WARTIME CONFERENCE OF 
THE PROFESSIONS, THE SCIENCES, THE 
ARTS, AND THE WHITE COLLAR WORKERS 

In 1947 , a source advised that the captioned 
organization was a Communist front organization and that 
many of the participants were well known for their 
Communist affiliations. 

The report of the Special Committee on Un- 
American Activities, House of Representatives, 1944, 
Appendix IX, paged 1335-8, states that the above 
captioned conference was held in New York City on 
May 8 and 9 » 1943. This program and the committees 
were '’stacked with well known Communists and fellow- 
travelers”. The original source of this information 
could not be ascertained. 








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NY 138-2193 


APPENDIX 

SOUTH EAST ASIA INSTITUTE 

WAYNE FAUNCE, Assistant Director, American 
Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, advised 
early in 1950 that the captioned organization was a 
cultural and scientific organization whose purpose was 
to collect, study and prepare reports regarding cultural 
and scientific matters of the people of Asia. He stated 
that it was sometime in 1946, that this institute moved 
to 1 East 54th Street, New York City, where it had merged 
with the Institute of pacific Relations (IPR). 

Information concerning the IPR 
is contained elsewhere in the 
Appendix of this report. 


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APPENDIX 

UNITED CHINA RELIEF 


In June, 1947, a representative of another 
government agency which conducts security and intelligence 
investigations, advised that the "united Service to China, 
Incorporated," formerly known as "United China Relief, 
Incorporated", had been infiltrated by the Communists. 

In 1949, this source was recontacted and advised 
that the above information was obtained from three 
prominent persons intimately familiar with the internal 
affairs of this organization. These persons reported 
"that two of the coordinating agencies within the frame¬ 
work of the above organizations have been identified as 
Communist dominated organizations". 

This source advised that these persons requested 
their identify not be disclosed. He said, however, that 
all are prominent persons and are of known reliability. 





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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 

New York, New York 
November 13, 1963 


NY 138-2193 


Title MARGARET MEAD 

Department of State 


Character SECURITY OP GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 

Reference is made to the report of Special 
Agent Joseph A. Thibault, dated and captioned as above at 
New Y°rk, New York. 


All sources (except any listed below) whose identities 
are concealed in referenced communication have furnished reliable 
information in the past. 


The source used to characterize the National 
Wartime Conference of the professions, the Sciences, the 
Arts, and the white Collar Workers has not previously 
furnished sufficient information to determine his 
reliability. 


The first source used to characterize the 
Downtown Community School has not previously furnished 
sufficient information to determine his reliability. 



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Memorandum 


Assistant Attorney General 
Internal Security Division 


date: MOV 1 3 1963 


FROM : 


SUBJECT: 


Director, FBI 

MARGARETMEAD 


Attention: Supervisor of Service Section 
Records Administration Office 


Department of State 

SECURITY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 





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Reference is made to this Bureau's letter dated May 17, 1955, 
furnishing a copy of each of the communications covering an investigation conducted 
concerning the captioned individual. These communications were furnished for infor¬ 
mation and consideration as to whether the data developed indicated a violation of any 
Federal law. 


Enclosed herewith is a copy of this Bureau's letter of this date to the 
U. S. Civil Service Commission together with a copy of its enclosure containing 
further information regarding the captioned matter. This is furnished to sup¬ 
plement the data previously forwarded to the Department in this case. 

121-14450 


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UNCLASSIFIED.) 


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MARGARETMEAD 


Attention: Supervisor of Service Section 
Records Administration Office 


Department of State 

SECURITY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 


f Reference is made to this Bureau's letter dated November 13, 1963, 

If Jf._ furnishing a copy of each of the communications covering an investigation conducted 

Y ‘ * concerning the captioned individual. These communications were furnished for infor- 

motion and consideration as to whether the data developed indicated a violation of any 
V Federal law. 


Enclosed herewith is a copy of this Bureau's letter of this date to the 
U. S. Civil Service Commission together with a copy of its enclosure containing 
further information regarding the captioned matter. This is furnished to sup¬ 
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MARGARET^MEAD, aka 
Consultant, Department of State, 
Yfashington, D. C. 


HUGH B. tlC GAHEY 


CHARACTER OF CASE 


REFERENCE; Report of SA HUGH B. MC GAHEY dated October 25, 1963. 


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Copy to: 

Report of: 

Date: 

Field Office File No.: 
Title: 


HUGH B. MC GAHEY 
11/7/63 

121-8740 


Office: 


Washington, D. C, 


Bureau File No.: 121—14450 


Character: 


MARGARET MEAD, 

CONSULTANT, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, 
WASHINGTON, D. C. 


SECURITY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 


Synopsis; 

The October 1, 1962, issue of "National Guardian" contains 
article showing Doctor MARGARET MEAD attended Voice of Women 
Conference September 10, 1962, to September 16, 1962, in 
Montreal, Canada. Information from Passport file, Department 
of State, set forth. International Organizations Employees 
Loyalty Board interrogatory signed by Doctor MEAD September 9, 
1954, obtained from CSC. Files of Security, Department of State 
and ONI contain no additional pertinent information. 


ENCLOSURES 



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Photostat of article from "National Guardian" dated 
October 1, 1962. Photostat of interrogatory dated 
September 9, 1954, submitted to International Organizations 
Employees Loyalty Board by Doctor MARGARET MEAD. 


This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the property of the FBI and is loaned to your agency; it and 

its contents ore not to be distributed outside your agency. 





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RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION 


The October 1, 1962, issue of the "National Guardian" 
contains an article pertaining to the Voice of ’/omen Conference 
held September 10, 1962, to September 16, 1962, in Montreal, 
Canada. Doctor MARGARET MEAD, Anthropologist, was listed in the 
article as one of the United States women who attended the 
conference, xA photostat of the above article is attached as an 
enclosure. -' --‘'v ) 

A characterization of the Voice of Women will be set 
forth in the report of another division. 

The "Guide to Subversive Organizations and 
Publications" revised and published December 1, 1961, by the 
Committee on Un-American Activities, United States House of 
Representatives, Y/ashington, D. C., cites the "National Guardian" 
as follows: 


"Established by the American Labor 
Party in 1947 as a ’progressive’ weekly***. 

Although it denies having any affiliation 
with the Communist Party, it has manifested 
.J&nje..] itself from the beginning as a virtual official 
propaganda arm of Soviet Russia." (Committee on 
Un-American Activities, Report, Trial by Treason: 

The National Committee to Secure Justice for the 
ROSENBERGS and MORTON SOBELL, August 25, 1956, 

Page 12). 

On October 25, 1963, IC DAVID L. DE Y/EE3E reviewed 
the file for Doctor MEAD at the Passport Office, Department of 
State, which listed her birth as December 16, 1901, at 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This file had been reviewed in 
August, 1954 during a prior investigation and all pertinent 
information appearing therein since that date is being reported 
hereinafter. 

All applications for passports in the file are in 
the name of MARGARET MEAD BATESON known as MARGARET MEAD. 











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On April 19, 1955, she executed a passport 
application at the New York Passport Agency for from one 
to three months' travel, with her daughter, in the United 
Kingdom, France, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Turkey, and Eire. 

In its letter dated May 16, 1955, UNESCO requested the Passport 
Division to renew her previous passport, as she had been asked 
by them to attend a meeting on the Improvement of Information 
about Foreign Countries which was being held in Paris, France, 
from May 31 to June 3, 1955. To this letter they attached a 
copy of a letter written by their Mr. ARTHUR GAGLIOTTI to 
Mr. T. PAUL FAIRBANK, Executive Secretary, International 
Organizations Employees Loyalty Board, stating that a 
satisfactory investigation was completed in her case by the 
International Organizations Employees Loyalty Board on 
November 19, 1954. In its letter dated May 17, 1955, the 
Passport Office advised her that her application was being 
considered under the provisions of Section 51.135 of the Passport 
Regulations since, according to the information in the 
Department's files, it had been alleged that she was associated 
with several Communist Party fronts. If she was of the opinion 
that her case did not fall within the scope of Section 51,135, 
she should submit an affidavit concerning her eligibility to 
obtain passport facilities under the Regulations, She sent to 
the Passport Office her affidavit, executed on May 23, 1955, in 
which she swore that she had never been a member of the Communist 
Party nor of any organization of the Attorney General's list. 

She stated that a satisfactory investigation was completed in her 
case by the International Organizations Employees Board and that 
in her belief, her case did not fall within the scope of Section 
51.135 of the Regulations. She also stated that at the time she 
applied for the passport she had not yet received an invitation 
from UNESCO and since she planned to travel in Europe in any case, 
she considered it wiser to make a routine application. She was 
issued Passport >"370130 on May 26, 1955, for her proposed travel. 

On April 2, 1957, Passport #670130 was renewed by the 
New York Passport Agency for three to four weeks' travel to 
England, Norway, Denmark, France, and Belgium for the purpose of 
lecturing, consulting, and visiting universities, museums, and 
clinics. 


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She was issued Passport #1699062 on July 16, 1959, 
by the New York Passport Agency for two months* travel to 
Spain, France, and the United Kingdom, to attend meetings of 
World Federation for Mental Health, Executive Board and Annual 
Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, tourism and to visit friends. On 
this application she listed the following previous travel: 


June 

14, 

1956, 

to 

June 

28, 

1956 

Saudi Arabia 

June 

29, 

1956, 

to 

June 

30, 

1956 

Greece 

June 

30, 

1956, 

to 

July 

22, 

1956 

Israel 

July 

22, 

1956, 

to 

July 

24, 

1956 

Greece 

July 

24, 

1956, 

to 

cir. 

August 1, 1956 

Belgium 

cir. 

August 1, 

1956, to August 5, 1956 

Holland 

August 5, 

1956, 

to August 

19, 1956 

West Berlin 


August 19, 1956, to August 20, 1956 Holland 


She had Passport #1699062 renewed on July 27, 1961, 
by the New York Passport Agency for five weeks* travel to 
France, Greece, Italy, and England, to attend a series of 
conferences, visit museums and tourism. She listed previous 
travel as follows: 


June 13, 1956, to September 26, 1956 


December 10, 1957, to February 4, 1958 


Saudi Arabia, Greece, 
Israel, Holland, 
Belgium, Germany, 
England, Switzerland 

Australia, Fiji, 
Indonesia, India, 
England 


She was issued Passport #D416464 on May 29, 1963, by 
the New York Passport Agency for one month’s travel to France, 
Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Greece, and Italy, purpose of 
trip not listed. „ 




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In connection with this passport application she executed 
an affidavit (supplement to passport application, Form 
DSP-11, to he executed and submitted with forms having edition 
dates prior to May, 1962) on May 28, 1963, at New York, New 
York, in which she swore that she was not and had not been at 
any time during the period of twelve calendar months preceding 
the date of her passport application a member of any organization 
registered or required to register as a Communist organization 
under Section Seven of the Subversive Activities Control Act 
of 1950, as amended (50 U. 3. C. 786). 

On her 1961 renewal and 1963 passport applications 
she requested that the following persons be notified in the 
event of death or accident: ^ ' // 

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On 1961 renewal: ^ MAKIE E. b6 

EICHELBEllGEil (Friend) b7c 
454 .test 20 Street, 

New York 11, New York 


On 1963 passport: I_ , 

(Daughter) ,1 


On October 30, 1963, the files of the Bureau of 
Personnel Investigations, Civil Service Commission, were reviewed 
and it was noted a copy of an interrogatory submitted by 
Doctor MEAD September 9, 1954, to the International Organizations 
Employees Loyalty Board, V/ashington, D. C., was contained in 
these files. A photostat of this interrogatory is attached as 
an enclosure to this report. No additional pertinent information 
was obtained from a review of Civil Service Commission file.^'^V** 

f) 

On October 31, 1963, the files of the Office of 
Security, Department of State, were reviewed and disclosed no 
additional pertinent information. 


IC JOHN D. AiiMSTEONG on October 2S, 1963, determined 
that the files of the Office of Naval Intelligence contained no 
additional pertinent information regarding Doctor MEAD. 




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To: Director, Bureau of Personnel Investigations 

Civil Service Commission 

From: John Edgar Hoover, Director 

Subject: MARGflfiiET HEAD 

Department of State 

SECURITY OP GOVEFiT'mJT E.’!?LOY£ES 


Reference is made to prior correspondence from this Bureau concerning 
captioned individual. 


Tolson _ 

Belmont_ 

Mohr .__ 

Casper_ 

Callahan — 

Conrad_ 

DeLoach _ 

Evans _ 

Gale ___ 

Rosen 

Sullivan\Z 

Tavel^Z 

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There are transmitted herewith *CWQ copies each of the following 
communications containing additional information regarding this matter: 

Report of SA Hugh B, KcGahcy dated 
November 7, 1963, at Washington, D. C. 

Report of SA Hugh B. ncGahoy dated 
Rovcober 13, 1963* at Washington, D. C* 

Report of SA Joseph A, Thibault dated 
Hovoobor 13, 1963* at Row York, Row York* 

by cjourIL-k svr: re.aorondUM dated November 13, 1963, at 

Rev; Yorl:, New York, N Q i 1 A / ^ n 

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t ‘ I—I Another Government agency is conducting additional investigation 
__ "ttjnifad and the results thereof will be furnished you upon their receipt by this Bureau. 

□ Additional action is being taken by this Bureau. On completion thereof 
you will be furnished the results. \ 

m No additional action is being taken in this matter. JZ 

This is being furnished to you for your information and should not b Z j 
i disseminated to unauthorized persons or agencies. ^— 


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(Upon removal of classified enclosures, if any, this transmittal letter becomes 
UNCLASSIFIED) 

1 - AAG, Internal Security Division (under separate cover) - Enc 
NOTE: Enc with WFO rept dated 11-7-63 are Exhibits D & E. 

with WFO rept dated 11-13-63 is Exhibit F. y 

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Mrs. Mildred Stegall 
The White House ^ 
Washington, D„ C. \ 

Dear Mrs. Stegall: 


Reference is made to your name check request * 
concerning some individuals who may attend a White House 
luncheon on April 2, 1968. 

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' above individuals based upon background information submitted 
in connection with this name check request. / . 

i lAfcr. DeLoach(sent direct)-Encs. f J\J H A- S J. 

I-Mr. Gale(sent direct)-Encs. ® ♦ 


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The results of name checks concerning!_ 

l and Dr. Margaret Mead were furnished the White House on 
November 9, 1985, and March 10, 1984, respectively. Our central 
files reveal no additional pertinent data concerning these individuals, 
and the fingerprint files of the Identification Division of the FBI 
contain no arrest data identifiable with these individuals based upon 
background information submitted in connection with this name 
check request. 


Attached are separate memoranda concerning the 
following individuals} 


A copy ox this communication has not been Seat to 
the Attorney General* 

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Sincerely yours, 


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Casper _ 

Cellar.an . 

ConraJ _ 

DcLoach . 

Goie _ 

P.orc-n _ 

Sullivan _ 
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been received. 


I certainly appreciate the interest which prompted 
you to write and furnish me your views. 


Sincerely yours, 

J. Edgar HoovetJ, O J I 4 45 q 5 


NOTE: Bufiles reveal prior cordial correspondence with|_ 

On 9-30-68, we wrote to him thanking him for his kind offer to be of 
assistance to us. He is an art appraiser and consultant in antiques. 




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Mohr_ 

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Callahan . 

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Sullivan _ 

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Mr. J. Edgar Hoover, Director 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington, D.C. 20$35 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

Attached is a letter to NBC TV 
relative to a newscast. Kindly take note and 
place in the circular file. - 


DMB:hm 


Mrf Walters. 



Mr. Callahan 
Mr. Conrad. 

Mr. Folt.n- 

Mr. GalalyS- 
Mr. Rosefe^- 
Mr. Sulfy/frf'. 
Mr. Tavbl.— 


Tele. Room— 
Mias Holmes. 
Miss Gandy— 



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President 
NBC, Channel h 
30 Rockefeller Plata 
lav York, New York 

Dear Sir* 

On Monday, Ootobar 27th, I tunad In on your nava broadoast at 
6i00 P.M. An anthropologist, Margarat Maada, vaa giving aridanca favor* 
ing the usa of “pot". How oftan do your ooaanntatora or panallsta say 
that "pot" can oaoaa psyohologioal problana, aaotional instability, 
hallucinations. Intoxication and loss of depth pareaption? Are yon 
awara that asars of haroln and othar dangerous drags invariably start 
with pot or that to continually gat the "kick" frou pot the user aust 
increase his Intake and wore often than not turns to hashish? Follow¬ 
ing Margaret Meade's delivery, your couaentator, whose naaa I do not 
recall, said 'Margaret Maada is on the side of youth". This was a 
.real shocker! In short, the presentation in question indirectly con¬ 
doned the usa of “pot" by the youth of this country. 


Following Margarat Meade's presentation Channel U showed a 
very flattering background portrait of David Dellinger and the 
couaentator stated that he is a leader in the peace uoveuent and one 
of the leaders of the coning March on Washington. He failed to state 
that he is generally known as an outright couaunlst intent on toe down¬ 
fall of our sooiety. 


The. aadlo sod .audio-visual new* aedla, by gearing itself to 
the ultra-left and presenting editorial natter as news, is abusing 
its privileges under the constitution and causing a polarisation of 
thinking that is already leading to extreeisu right and left and 
could ultiaately lead to revolution. 



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N.Y. 

Sopt., 1942 

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72 Dowry Stroot 

New York 

N.Y. 

Fob., 1940 

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43 H»ot 93 Stroot 

New York 

N.Y. 

Don., 1939 

Fob., 1940 

4107 Pino Stroot 

Philadelphia 

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Doc., 1939 

358 Host 22 Stroot 

New York 

N.Y. 

Moy, 1939 

August, 1939 

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Fob., 1939 

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C. Original application from which appoinijamnl was made. Include investigative inicimaticn about the person received m voucher 

forms cr otherwise. 

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REPORT OF DfrO&MA'RO]' DEVELOPED I 












October 4, 1963 

Your attention is invited to the prior investigations 
of this employee under the provisions of Executive Orders 9835 
and 10422. A supplemental investigation has been initiated and 
the results will be furnished upon completion. This is furnished 
for your information and does not represent either a clearance or 
disapproval of the employee by the FBI for Federal employment. 

This should not be furnished to any unauthorized person or agency. 


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IhnpjlanenfraJ Sheet A, paga 1 
'■ Iteai 6t Orjaniaations with width affiliated 

Harguat Heed Bateson gfe Margaret Matd 


During the last twenty tmti, I haw been involved in a greet nany 
oeeurity enquiries aa wall as having Wan eleaxed a good nany tints wjrsalf. 

Z know what kinds af paints ornate expensive and tins eonsesiag difficulties 
far investigators. This fora severs 3> jeers af an active professional Ufa, 
and nangr years of work outside tha United Statos. I hast organised tha 
natarialt so as to aaka tlstranst as aaay as possible 

Hr last slat mutt was datnd Bn sank or IB, 1994 fns tha Istarmtional 
Organiaationa Wplaytaa loyalty Board of tha Usltad Stataa Civil Sarvlsa, 

Coned salon fils nsnbar IIBiTPf, MovenWr IB, 1994* for nsnharahlp in an Ad 
Hoe Connlttaa af tha World Haalth Orgudnatlosu This alaamnaa has baan 
rafarreddWaad nada f ar t he r olaa r an a as usaooesaaxy, far ay attandanaa at(in Paris) 
a UNESCO Confaransa in June, 1959, Calcutta, in 195B, and the UB Confaranaa 
on Sai awa a and TWfcnelsgy far tha Banaflt of ths Undardavwlopad Areas, 

January, 1965. In tha list of orpnlsatioas and ths ratords of nqploynsnt, 
rosidscxca, and ras&daasa and sojourn abroad, 1 have narked with an asterisk 
all itans width were insleded in this praviows field alaazanaa. (This aaeoents 
for 47 of the organisations listed.) 

The present fora data not require addresses for organisations, but I have 
supplied addresses, and, in diffloult eases, mass of officers or referenees 
in order to facilitate tha enquiry. 

I have fnrthansors categorised tha alphabet leal list of organisations 
aa follows! 

A. Sdantifla and professional organisations. AH of these tan 
W shocked at ««M through Dr. Stephen Boggs, Hmsutlve 
Searatary, Aearisan Anthropologist 1 Aaeoaiatiau, 1930 P Street, 

MK.V., kkahlngtan, D.C. This asoouats for 39 af tha organin- 
tioua listed. 

B. General ednaatlocal, civil, and phtjnwthropia crganisations. 

C. Speaial wertiea organinatiaaa, scat of which have Won dleolved 
or ahangad their fom. All covered in 1954 field elserense. 

D. Organisations that are very mail, enassal, or enlqos. Addi tonal 
notss aa these organisations were provided in ths 1954 clearance fox 

X. Organisations about which questions have Wan raised. All covered 
in notes on 1954 elserense. 

References i Thera is no reque s t for references on the present fom, bet 
I an giving a few in ease they are n eede d . 

Dr. Isabel Carter (Mrs. Hugh Carter) 

2039 Bow Hampshire Avenue 

Washington, D.C. 

Tali Hudson >5461 

friend and colleague since 1925 


Hiss Maria Uehaxborgar 
454 West 20th Street 


r °&JrJSi 


1922 


(offioet H.T. State Departmnt of Social welfare 
270 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 

Tell Barclay 7-1616, Eat. 7314) 

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s epplamtil Sheet a, page * 

It* Si Qrgmi actions with which affiliated 


Dr* Mortal Broun 
R.F.D. X 

Stephens City, Virginia 

wartime and post-war associate, sine# 1942* 

Professor Philip Nataly 

Council on Foreign Halations Colanhia Univ er s it y 

58 hast 68th Strati or West —hum Institute 

Now Tork, Now Tork Now Tortc 27, Haw Tortc 

Tali IS 5-3300 

friend and profaasional aaaoelata alma 1927) acquainted with 
ay raaaareh on tha Soviet Union and other aooatrlaa 


Mr* I*K. Frank 

18 Godan Street Ashland, Haw Hampshire 

Belmont, Mass* or Tali ASA, Woodland 8-3933 

Tail IT 4-7014 

friend and eolleagne alnoa 1934 
Dr* Frank Franont-Saith 

American Institute of BloXagloal Saianaaa or 149 Brewster Road 
Interdisciplinary Conferenaa Program Nasaa p aqa a , 1*1*, N.T. 

Una and life Building 
Rockefeller Canter 
New Tortc, New Tortc 

friend and oellaagee, especially in interactional field, since 1939 
Dr* Howard Pago 

Hoad, Office of Instltutionallaad Programs 
National Science Foundation 
Washington, D.C* 

acquainted with conditions of the research I directed on the 
Soviet Union 

Dr. Joseph Gold eon 

The Rand Corporation, 1000 Connecticut Avenue, N.W* 

Washington, D.C* 

acquainted with research I directed on the Soviet Union on 
behalf of Rand 

Queries that have been raised on previous clearances, including clearances 
earlier than the clearance of November 18, 1954* 

Questions have been raised about my mentorship ini 

1* American Russian Inatituta - 1947 
58 Parte Avenue 
New Tork, New tortc 


Aa director of Columbia University Raaaareh in Contemporary Cultures, 
under ONR contract N6-onr-271 T.O* 3, Account as* 990-0610, I took out a 
member Aip in tha Institute library, so that motors of ay research staff 


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Supplemental Sheet A, page 3 

Item 81 Organisations with which affiliated 

Margaret Mead Bateson, aka Margaret Mead 


could use materials not otherwise available in Now York City, needed for 
research on thw USSR. This was a library subscription, not a membership. 

2. My subscription to USSR Information bulletin. 

This was a one year's subscription, in 1949, in connection with a 
project, imeriean Museum of Natural History Studies in Soviet Culture, 
conducted under a contract with the Rand Corporation. 

Used for research purposes. 

3« National Committee for Peoples Rights. 

I was never a member of this committee. I attended a dinner given 
in honor of Professor Finns Boas, to which many of his professional 
colleagues were invited. 

4. Foster Parents Plan for War Children. 

I was not a member of this organisation, but I did make contributions 
through it for the wartime work in England of Miss Anna Freud, specifically 
ear marked for this purpose, in 1943 and 1944. 

5. United China Relief 

I accepted an invitation from Pearl Buck, dated April 2, 1941, to 
be on the Women's Committee for that year. The letterhead of the organisa¬ 
tion carried the names of Mr. Henry luce, John D. Rockefeller III, and 
Mrs. F.D. Roosevelt. 

6 . Conference of Young Wctem, December 14, 1940, reported in the 
Daily Worker, Deoember 16, 19<0 

I attended this masting, after having been eon suited by a recent 
Viassar graduate on how to attract a orose-section of young women) I was 
instrumental in interesting a r epres en tative of the Junior league, who 
was sufficiently impressed by the dangers exposed st this meeting to 
help organise a Young Republican Qroup. I attended the meeting because 
I was worried about the emphasis which I thought might be developed there. 

7. National Wartime Conference of the Professions, the Sciences, 
the Arts, and the White Collar Workers 

I have no record of any association whatsoever with this association. 


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i iurml mental Sheet A, page 4 > 

Item St Organisations with which affiliate* 

Mar caret Mead Batoson Jtfcg Margaret Mead 


Cat, 


Mm 

Warn 


Iran 

To 

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1 

Amrimn Hearteer of Arte and 
Sciences* 

280 Nawton Strsot 

Boston, Mass, 


1949 

present 

A 

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2 

American Anthropological Assoe.* 

1530 P Street, N.w. 
Washington, D.C, 


1923 present 
(Pres, i960) 

1 * 

| 

3 

American Association for the 
Advancement of Science* 

1515 Mascachasetts Awe. 

Washington, D.C. 

member e.1939 

(Bd., 1954-42) 

present j 

1 

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4 

American Association of Mueemas* 

Smithsonian Institute 
Washington, D.C. 

■*- 

1945 

1950 ! 

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1 

5 

American Association for the 
United Nations, Manhattah Chapter 

345 Bast 44th Street 

New York, New York 

— 

e.1960 

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present ] 

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i B 

6 

American Association of 

Unirercity Women* 

2400. Virginia Awe., N.W. 
khshingtea, D.C, 

~ 4 - r 

1929 

prmm nt ! 

1 

i b 

r 

7 

American Civil liberties ' 

Union* 

154 5th Avenue 

New York, New York 


1939 

1 

present ; 

?] 

A 

i 

1 

American Council of Learned 
Societies* 

1219 14th Street 
Washington, D.C, 

member 

1950- 

| 

1951 

1 

! A 

i 

9 

American Ethnological Society* 

c/o Queens College 
Flushing, New York 

member 

19*3 

19? 

1 

B 

1 

1 

ID 

American Ffcculty Council for c 
Gradualist Approach to Peas# 
(Aadtai StsLoni, scc*y) 

324 Fhywrucather Hall 
Colmdda University 

Maw York 27, New York 

member 

1962 

1 

present 1 

i 

i 

D 

11 

American Friends of Ifcba Icadaaqr 

CStarted by a former Coljrfiils U. 
student, Francis A, Oladcle, 
c/o Institute of International 
Education, 1 S. 47th Street 

New lork 21, New York) 

P,0, Box 4 

Tabs, Iagoe 

Nigeria 


1961 

1 

present 

1 

i 

j 

1 D 

i 

12 

American Institute for the Tropica 391 Park Are., So, 

Cllr. Sidney Walleoh) New York, New *ork 

member 0.1954 
(inaotlve) 

1 

1 

1 

• 

A 

* 

13 

American Rocket Society (became 500 5th Arenas 

Amerlccn Institute of Aeronautics New York, New York 
and Astronaut ice, 1943) 


1942 

1 

present 

< 

1 

1 

A 

14 

American Qrthspaychlatrie Assoe.* 1790 Broadway 

Haw *ork, New York 

Bd. makb 

1951,53 

•r 1945 

present 

1 

1 

A 

15 

American Soaicty far Clinical 
Hypnosis 

4204 Wast Irving Park Rd. 

Chicago, Ill, 

C.1959 

present 

i 

1 


* Items Included In previous field elec ranee 


iJ 


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SwpjilfiB»ntal ShoeT A, page jf . 

Item 8* Organisations with which affiliated 

Margaret Head Bateson aka Margaret Mead 


f 

. . 

t.i ■ 


A 16 

A 17 

d id 
D 19 
D 20 

0 21 


B 22 

D 23 
B 2k 

0 25 

C 26 
A 27 
B 20 
0 29 


Position 


American Society for Psychical 080 5th Arcane 
Research (Coord ttee on Research)* Mew York, Mar Xortc 

American Sociotaetrlc Society Kft Park Arana 
(became International Soclanetrls Mar lark, N.Y. 

& Soclatrlc Assoc., cee also, 

No. 47) 


Association of American Indian 
Affairs* 


381 4th Arenas 
Mew Tortt, HJ. 


9d. 

member 


The Childrens Creatire Aft 342 Madsen Arenas 

Foundation (an abortire organic.) Mow York, New ; oik 


Children’s International 
Villagec* 


Citlsens Committee for Outdoor 
Recreation R ecour s e s Review 
Commission 


City of New York Commission on 

Intergroup Relations 

Dr. Alfred Marrow, Chairman 


831 Dixie Terminal Bldg, 
Cincinnati 2, Ohio 


1001 Connecticut Are. 

Washington, D.C. 


Empire State Buildii* 
New York, New York 


J2. 

e. 1943 1951 

1945 *- 

early 1930*s 
1959 only 
1950 pre se nt 

Sol. A dr. 

94. 

prepared 

pert of 1963 
report for Congressional 
CosrdLsaionon Outdoor 
Recreation Reeoureec 


Adrisory 

Couneil 


1958 I960 


College of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Overseer 1963 


Columbia University (and National)324 Fayerwscthsr Mall m em b er 


Couneil for a Gradualist 
Approach to Paces 

Committee for International 

Economic Growth 

(Brio Johnson, Chairman) 

Committee for National Morale* 
(dissolved) 


Columbia University 
Saw Yortc 27, New York 

1300 Cormeetisut Ave.N.W. sponsor 
%ehingtoe, D.C. 


51 Bast 42nd Street 
New York, New Yorit 


1962 p res ent 


1958 


1940 1942 


Comadttee for New Guinea Studies University of Washington research c.1957 
ref*, James Watson Seattle 5, Washington 


Canaan Council for American Unity* 20 West 40th Street 

New Yoifc, N.Y# 


Council for D e mocrac y * 
(dissolved) 


285 Madison Ar ena s 

Ww *oni| Mir xoif 


advisory 1944 1953 
cBnsaltant 1940 1941 


*Ztema lncludsd in previous field 


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! ' Jupplsasntal Sheet A, page 6 
| Item 8* Organisations with which affiliated 

!' Htrguwt Mead Bateson agg| Margaret Head 


ieftie* 

Em 

Address 

Esss&m 

frm 

3k 1 

A 

30 

Council (end Conaittee)for the 
Study of Muddad 

1525 East 53rd Street 
Chisago, Illinois 


a. 1941 

\ 

present 1 

i 

i b 

I 

31 

Delta Kappa Oamae Society 

i 

1 

414 Vest 12th Street 
Austin, 'Hants 

honorary 


i 

] 

3 

: e 

32 

Downtown Coomamity School* 

i 

233 East 11th Street 
New look, Hew Yoik 

Bd.^ i 

2945 

1950 

! x 

! 

! 

33 

I ; 

East and Bast Association* 
(dissolved) 1 

42 Beat 45th Street 

New fork. New lock 

Adv. Bd* 

1941 

1951 

c 

1 

1 

1 

j 

94 

East Indies Institute of America 
(dissolved) became feuth East 
Asia Institute, see no. 79)* 

15 Vest 77th Street 

New fork 24, New lark 
(American Musetei of 
Natural History) 

Maker 

1941 e.1945 

B 

35 

Ellis Island for Higher Bftusatiaa 90 Mondngtfde Drive 
(Joseph levins. Chairman) Bsw Tcxk, Bsw Xork 

Advieer 

1941 

preenrt 

1 

: b 

34 

Foundation for the Study end Aid 
of the Emotionally Unstable* 


inactive 

o*1950 

c.1953 J 

\ 

B 

1 

1 

1 

37 

Oeeell Institute of Child 
Povelnr—lit. Dr. Freneis Ilg, 
Director 

flO Prospect street 

New Haven, Coen* 

spanner) 

AdT. Bd. 

1961 

present ^ 


| B 36 Greater St. Iouls Cltleeae* 6504 Dolaer Blvd* amber) 0*1960 pr e s ent 

I Committee for Huslsar information St. ionla 30, Mo* advisor 


B >9 Greater Nmr *ork Fund* 11 Meat 42nd 3twt campaign 1941 2943 

Bow fork. Sow iorit eoadttM 

B 40 Hampton Institute* Hampton, Virginia Board 0*1945 pnmd 

I 

D 41 William T. Hornaday Manorial 121 loot 44th SUwt Board 1945 1947 

Fund Bow Ink, Bow look member 

I D 42 Institute for Interoultaral 15 Best 77t|i Street Secretary 2941 iwiad 

Studies* ** Bsw lark. Bow 

(American inm of 

! natural History) 

! D 43 Inatltuts of Jowish Affairs* 330 Wsot 42nd Stroot Bdaoatioadl 1941 1942 

Bow lartt. Bow York Adv* Ccoau 

1A 44 Inter^WLvsrsity Cowlttoo on 924 Broodway Fast. Can* 2940 prs s s nt 

| the Superior Student Boulder, Colorado 


i * Items included in previous field slsaianss 

** HOT to be ooanfuaad with one of the various Bases aoeamd by the Hessian American Institute 

I 


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0 -ft ffatltnol 6fMM4l■ff 


B 52 National CwawU ef teen a 
the unite* sum* 

A 53 Rational ftwnefl on FeerPy 


B 54 National (Inf i ll os Bn 

Strategy! Dr. Hmll B 

Chalman 

A 55 Nntioml haUy Ufa ft 

B 56 National MmUM of 
and ftpofoaolonal Ream 
teen* a Goaferonee Or* 


A 57 National Inetitnto of Aria 

lettere 

A 58 Rational Boaoarah Connell* 

A 57 Ban Xork AeMeny of ftalonn 
•Item ineluded in prerlone field «] 


1*0 treater 
Bfcar Mi, Bee Tank 

i 

m tf ate 


a.1947 1952 


3M M 46th Street 
Ben Mr 17# Ban Mi 

11B6 Rwt 99th 3tra*t 
Cideaga, 

2 |SMith Bt», I.V* 
BM«. B.O. 

225 Beat 57th Bteot 
Ban tek, Bair Mi 


1819 Brontey 
Bov tnh, Row Bask 


633 tet 159th Street 
Ban Mi, Ban Mi 

2080 Ooneiltoti o n Ana. 
IkoMwgter, D*B* 


2 But 63M Street 
Bear M 21, Bee Ml 


adviaor on 
teeko on chil d 
oaro far USSR 


2944 


Ban Ml Cornell 


1959 

tenant 

1947 

2948 

1962 

prevent 

2960 

? 

1941 

1946 

e.1957 

preaant 

1948 

2950 


A. A. A. 


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121-HQ-14450 EBF 39 p20 









a—lsty fir the 
Study of Social 


nirndaiirilil Sheet Ai nee* 9 ’ 

Xteat tl QfpgipUMi with iHfl^igtli 


m-i *» 

A 7* 


A 77 Society for the SoiontifU 
Study of AoHgtoi 7 


D 78 Society of 


C 79 South loot Arte iBOtltut# 
(disaolv«d| fansarly Best 
Indio* Institute of America, 
see no. 34)* 



8#. 

AeOMMoMaB. 

33wi.“ 

ATI Hrsfeide Ml* 


2*16 
Huati 

7 loot 


(jonasetimt Ave» 

A* Mi 


70t» 

t 


2 80 United Chin* Relief* 

B 81 United Resro Collef* 

Women's Division for 
N.T. (ee iwtir of 
Inst. Board of Trustees) 

C 82 Upper west side Defense 

Counoil (dissolved)* 

B 83 Volunteer* for International 


1790 

Row Mi, InrIM 

38 Ke*t57th Street 
Her Teak, New Terk 


Row Xuk, Rer Dnk 


Auburn, HiMb 

C 84 Women 1 * Action Caanlttee for a 1 Sect 57t> Street 


lasting Fence* 


New Bark, Now fork 


1999 

e,»Hi 5 

19*9 


1949 

■“9 

IHJ 


1941 194* 

1947 1951 

nt 194* only 


I960 

1944 only 


i ; 

f. 

i 


i 


B 

89 

Women's Council of ths Hew lurk 
Public library 

5th Awnee sal 4*nd St. 
New Xtuk, New Teste 

mHk9r 

C.1958 

196* 

A 

86 

World Federation for Mental 
Health 

1„ Rue Qervay 

Geneva, Switaerland 

Me. Bd. 

Aeeee. aw 

1995 

rifter 

196* 

pro* 

A 

•7 

(Interprofessional Advisory 
Commission of) 

WFMH (dissolved)* 

19 Msnaheetsr Street 
Ionian, England, and 
124 Rest 28th Street 

Mew lock. Row Tertt 


1949 

195* 

t 

B 

88 

louth Town. U.S.A. 

(dissolved) 

2 Bast 63rd Street 

Row fork, Rew Toik 

board 

trustees 

1961 

- 


*It*ne i n cl u ded in prrvioue field eleamnee 


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ouppleaontal Sheet B 

Item 10* Karnes gund Addresses of Employers (continued) 

t * 4 ' «* 

Margaret Mead Bateson aka Margaret Mead 


From To 


1939 1945* 

(Intermittently) 


1936 present* 

(intermittently) 


Via sear College 

Department of Child Study 
Department of Anthropology 
Department of Socielecy 
Vasaar Sooner Institute 


Poughkeopois, New York 


Columbia University 
Barnard College 
Teachers College, Graduate Paeulty 
School of asnsral studies 
(Adjunct Professor ef Anthropology 
sins# 1954) 


New York 27, New Yosfc 


1948 1951* 

(partial leave from 
Musecn) 

1948 1951* 


1959 1963 

( interadttantly j 
on partial lease) 


1957 


The Rand Corporation 


Columbia University He soars h 
in Contemporary Cultures 
(00 research under office 

ef Government Contrast*) 


1099 Vermont A 
Washington, D.C, 


New Yes* 


N.V. 


15 

lew T««fc, 


The Menningsr Sehool of Psychiatry Topeka, Kansas 

fb 


Department of Psychiatry 
University of Cindnaatl 
(Visiting Professor) 


Clneianstl O au era l Hospital 
Olndnaai, (Mo 


*ltsmg included in previous field clearance 


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P22 








^dwocdiorL, (pha&SL ! ! 

HOW CAN WE PROVIDE ADEQUATE EDUCATION FOR OUR CHILDREN * 

IF STATE AID TO EDUCATION IS CUT ? ? ? 

Sn^DAinaiwii,, fikaASL ? ? n 

*v 

Must Classes Be Overcrowded? <✓ \’J> • ‘ •/ 

•Why Are Free Colleges Being Threatened? 

. Why Are Necessary New Schools Not Being Built? 

WHO ARE THE ORGANIZED GROUPS ATTACKING OUR DEMOCRATIC 
SYSTEM OF FREE PUBLIC EDUCATION ? ? 

CkiioiL (pIsuidJL / CliimcL ! ! 




— SPEAKERS — 


NATHAN FRANKEL. "Chairman 

CLIFFORD T. McAVOY, Deputy Comm., Dept, of Welfare 
REV. HERBERT C. BANKS, St. Cyprian 1 * Church 
MRS. PATRICIA TOLLERiSr Parent and resident of West Side 
ELWOOD ROSS, American Youth Congress 


REV. JOHN W. ROBINSON, Chairman of School Board No. 12 
Chairman. Permanent Comm, for Better Schools, Harlem 
MRS. WILLIAMSON, Women's Auxiliary of Transport Workers 
Union and Parent 
A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT 
FANNY SAGALYN, Child Guidance Councillor 


— Sponsors — 


DR. WALTER MODELL 

VIOLA ECKSTEIN 

RABBI J. X. COHEN 

DR. A. L. GREENFIELD 

IRA EISENSTEIN 

rev warren 

DR. RAUCHER ''' 

RABBI ZEITUN 

DR. ALEXANDER THOMAS 

JULIAN ASKER 

OR. MaRGaacT iv'HAD 

rev: Howard McGrath 
DR. SIDNEY GOLDSTEIN 
DR. RUTH BENEDICT 
DR. HERBERT S. GOLDSTEIN 


OR. ROBERT LYND 
MRS. ROSE WALLACH 
MRS. PATRICIA TOLLERIS 
MRS. LILLIAN BRUEN 
-MRS. MARGARET DARCY' 
MRS. MARION SHAPIRO 
MR. HENRY STEIG 
REV. HERBERT C. BANKS 
MISS DOROTHY L- HULL 
MR. ELMER BROWN 
MR. SAM JAFFE 
DR. MARKS SHAINE 
DR. MICHAEL ALPER 
REV. ALFRED S. AKAMATSU 
MR. SEON FELSHIN 


MR. HARVEY SCHWAMM 
MRS. BENTLEY 
MRS. SAMETH 
DR. WALTER BRIEHL 
DR. MAX WINKLER ^ 
MISS GABRIELLA ACKLEY 
MR. ERNEST SMITH 
MISS NATALIE BODANYA 
DR. HYMAN SCHACHTEL 
DR. LAWRENCE LESS EM 
MR. BENEDICT WOLF 
MR. NATHAN FRANKEL 

MR. PATRICK REILLY- 

MR. HENRY HART 
DR. ANNETTE RUBENSTEIN 


MISS ELLA GROSS 
MR. GARIBALDI LAPOUA 
DR. FANNY STOU. 

. MR. MICHAEL QUILL 
MRS. PAUL KRUGMAN 
MISS REGINA FEDER6REEN 
DR. HARRY SNITOW 
DR. LEWIS M. FRAAD 
MR. ARTHUR ERAUNLICH 
DR. LOUIS FINGER 
MR. DOLPH GREENBERG 
MISS JESSIE TANSZ 
MRS. MANVA FINGER 
MR. SEYMOUR KRAKOWER 

-WOMEN'S AUXILIARY, T.W.U. 


(Auspices of the .West Si<ie Citizens Committee to Advance Free Public Education) 


111 ' 



Where Do You Get That Waif? 


MARGARET MEAD 
in “Coming of Age in Samoa” 



These casual homosexual relations between girls never assumed any long¬ 
time importance. On the part of growing girls or women who were working 
together they were regarded as a pleasant and natural diversion, just tinged 
with the salacious. Where heterosexual relationships were so casual, so shal¬ 
lowly channelled, there was no pattern into which homosexual relationships 
could fall. Native theory and vocabulary recognised the real pervert who was 
incapable of normal heterosexual response, and the very small population is 
probably sufficient explanation for the rarity of these types. I saw only one, 
Sasi, a boy of twenty who was studying for the ministry. He was slightly but 
not pronouncedly feminine in appearance, was skilled at women's work and 
his homosexual drive was strong enough to goad him into making continual 
advances to other boys. He spent more time casually in the company of girls, 
maintained a more easy-going friendship with them than any other boy on 
the island. Sasi had proposed marriage to a girl in a pastor’s household in 
a distant village and been refused, but as there was a rule that divinity students 
must marry before ordination, this has little significance. I could find no evi¬ 
dence that he had ever had heterosexual relations and the girls’ casual attitude 
towards him was significant. They regarded him as an amusing freak while the 
men to whom he had made advances looked upon him with mingled annoyance 
and contempt. 

The general preoccupation with sex, the attitude that minor sex activities, 
suggestive dancing, stimulating salacious conversation, salacious songs and 
definitely motivated tussling are all acceptable and attractive diversions, is 
mainly responsible for the native attitude towards homosexual practices. 
They are simply play, neither frowned upon nor given much consideration. As 
heterosexual relations are given significance not by love and a tremendous 
fixation upon one individual, the only forces which can make a homosexual 
relationship lasting and important, but by children and the place of marriage 
in the economic and social structure of the village, it is easy to understand 
why very prevalent homosexual practices have no more important or striking 
results. The recognition and use in heterosexual relations of all the secondary 
variations of sex activity which loom as primary in homosexual relations are 
instrumental also in minimising their importance. The effects of chance child¬ 
hood preversions, the fixation of attention on unusual erogenous zones with 
consequent transfer of sensitivity from the more normal centres, the absence 
of a definite and accomplished specialisation of erogenous zones—all the ac¬ 
cidents of emotional development which in a civilization, recognizing only one 
narrow form of sex activity, result in unsatisfactory marriages, casual homo¬ 
sexuality and prostitution, are here rendered harmless. 








H-NATION MEETING 

Women chart peace drive 
at conference in Montreal 


Bv Jessie Lloyd O'Connor 

Special to the (Iimrdiin 

MONTREAL. 

| NTERNATIONAL cooperation in scores 
I of projects tliat can be carried on by 
organizations, families, or mere individu¬ 
als was proposed at the Voice of Women 
conference Sept. 10-16 in Montreal. Voice 
of Women «VOW > was launched two 
years ago by Canadians concerned about 
atomic danger. The group now has 6.000 
Canadian members, has helped establish 
a Peace Research Institute and raised 
$250,000 for it, has membership on the 
Joint Flamming Commission of the Can- 
dian Association for Adult Education, and 
has branches in the U.S.. Britain. New 
Zealand and Jamaica. 

The immediate goal of the Montreal 
conference, attended by women from 17 
nations and all six continents, was to 
push for UN adoption of the proposal by 
Afghanistan, India. Ghana and Nepal 
for an International Cooperation Year, 
like tlie recent successful International 
Geophysical Year. Another goal was to 
press for cooperative activity during the 
year by governments and individuals. 

To this end the conference set up a 
Women’s Liaison Committee, headed by 
the outgoing Canadian president of VOW, 
Mrs. Helen Tucker, with three members 
each from the West, the East and the 
non-aligned nations: for the West., Mrs. 
Linus Pauling: Diana Collins, wife of 
Canon Collins of England, and Marie 
Lous-Mohr. past president of the Wom¬ 
en's International League for Peace and 
Freedom and chairman of the Norwegian 
Peace Council; for the the East, Olga 
Chechetkina of Pravda, secretary of the 
Soviet Peace Committee; Mirka Hrube- 
sova, medical researcher of Czechoslova¬ 
kia: and Zofia Dembinska, former Polish 
associate Minister of Education and now 
delegate to the UN Assembly; for non- 
aligned nations, Sarojini Aiyar of New 
Delhi, worker for the Rama Krishna Mis¬ 


sion and the Indian Cooperative Union, 
and Margaret Ekpo, Nigerian Member of 
Parliament 'the two will select the third 
member). n 

WIDE ATTENDANCE: The projects sug¬ 
gested to the conference were worked out 
at meetings during the first four days at¬ 
tended by 24 peace leaders from Canada, 



Gmirdiftn photo hy Robert Joyce 

MRS. LINUS PALLING 

Sha lt serve on committee 


13 from the U.S., four from the Soviet 
Union, three each from England, Japan 
and West Germany, two from Holland, 
and one each from India, New Zealand, 
Australia, Jamaica, Nigeria, Norway, Po¬ 
land, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia and Chile. 

U.S. women attending included Mrs. 
Ava Helen Pauling, Mrs. Dorothy Hutch¬ 
inson, Mrs. Elise Boulding and Dr. Fran¬ 
ces Herring of the W.I.L.P.F.; Dr. Mar¬ 
garet Mead, anthropologist; Mrs. Cyrus 
Eaton of Cleveland, Ohio, a leader of 
Women Strike for Peace; Mrs. Roy Men- 
ninger of Topeka; Mrs. Robert Flaherty. 


widow of the film director; Mrs. Katherine 
Marshall of Cleveland, president of the 
U.S. VOW; Mrs. Elizabeth Boardman, 
running for Congress on the PAX pro¬ 
gram in Massachusetts and Mrs. Mary 
Clarke of Women Strike for Peace in Los 
Angeles. 

Several hundred VOW members and 
delegates were welcomed at an official re¬ 
ception by Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau. 
Business sessions were held in the audi¬ 
torium of the University of Montreal. Lo¬ 
cal newspapers carried stories and pic¬ 
tures daily. La Presse editorially express¬ 
ed hope that during the present "dialogue 
of the deaf” between the great powers, 
tlie public would give attention to the 
problem of peace, raised by the VOW. 

T1IE PROPOSALS: Specific actions the 
women recommended included: 

Pcople-to-people exchanges of all kinds 
between individuals, families, business, 
cultural and scientific groups: sponsoring 
of women’s travel missions to unfamiliar 
countries; sending of a joint peace mis¬ 
sion of East, West and neutrals around 
the world to bring women closer together 
in peace work; exchange of ait exhibits, 
handicrafts, films, TV programs, music, 
theater and dancing, both among adults 
and children. 

The conference demanded immediate 
cessation of all nuclear tests and a test- 
ban agreement based on the neutrals' 
proposals of March, 1962; the outlawing 
of all other means of mass destruction, 
no further spreading of nuclear weapons; 
and some specific step by each side in 
1963 to reduce the threat of surprise at¬ 
tack and to create a better climate for 
negotiation. 

VOW asked women to become more ac¬ 
tive politically, run for office, query can¬ 
didates about their attitude to peace and 
disarmament. Women were also urged to 
lobby the disarmament conference, and 
to take some synchronized world-wide ac¬ 
tion on a certain day, possibly Nov. 1 or 
11 this year. The gathering of signatures 
in all nations on a simple statement of 
women for peace was proposed. 

PRESS BUREAU: Women were urged to 
try to dispel fear and hostility in their 
own communities by writing, talking and 
working with newspapers, radio, TV sta¬ 
tions, neighbors and organizations. 


Better International communications 
links were suggested, such as a UN inter¬ 
national press bureau which would as¬ 
semble, verify and distribute information 
during International Cooperative Year 
and if possible set up a UN radio network 
in every region. An international family 
magazine and a children’s magazine in 
many languages were suggested. 

The final session, the annual meeting 
offcthe Canadian VOW, approved the gen¬ 
eral recommendations and added a reso¬ 
lution urging the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. to 
turn their rivalry into competition in aid¬ 
ing the development of Cuba as an inde¬ 
pendent nation. 


McCARRAN ACT IS TARGET 

ECLC workshops mark 
Constitution Week 

T HE Emergency Civil Liberties Com¬ 
mittee observed Constitution Week 
Sept. 17-21 with a series of workshops 
to disseminate information on the Me- 
Carran Act. Speakers at the panels, 
heard by about 50 persons each session, 
were: Harvey O'Connor, Leonard Boudin 
and Robert Forrey on "McCarran Act 
in Practice”; Mary Kaufman, Russ 
Nixon and Moe Fishman on "Political 
Action”: Paul Sweezy, Samuel Neuber- 
ger and Frank Donner on "Labor”: David 
Haber, Henry Abrams and Carl Braden 
on "Peace, Integration and Reform”; 
Broadus Mitchell, Norman Dorsen and 
Phillip Abbott Luce on “Controversy on 
the Campus.” 

The cases of three organizations fight¬ 
ing McCarran Act registration orders 
will be heard in the Circuit Court of 
Appeals, Washington, D.C., on Oct. 3. 
The American Committee for Protection 
of Foreign Born and tlie National Coun¬ 
cil of American Soviet Friendship are 
set for 10 a.m. Buses for those wishing 
to attend will leave from 49 E. 21st. St.., 
N.Y.. at 5 am. Oct. 3. For information 
call: OR 4-5058 or MU 3-2080. Buses will 
leave at 7 a.m. for those wishing to at¬ 
tend the hearing of the Veterans of tlie 
Abraham Lincoln Brigade, set for 2 p.m. 
For information call: OR 4-5552. Round 
trip cost is $7. 





I 

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INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS EMPLOYEES LOYALTY BOW 
WASHINGTON 25, D. C 


INTERROGATORT 



MISS MARGARET MEAD 


USC9C* -WASHINGTON D C 






What is your full name and present address? 

Margaret Mead B a teson known as Margaret Mead (iso speoified in 
filling out the original form. Mmegarut M ead is my 
my professional name - my maiden namn whioh I kept 
for professional wkk»\ 


72 Perry Street, New York 14, 


Where and when were you born? Bhiladelphia, pa. December 16,1901 


Have you ever been known or used any name other than tie one that appears 
on the front of this interrogatory? If your answer is in the affirmative, 
please list such name or names and explain fully. 

Margaret Mead Cressman.(Mrs.Luther Sheel44gh c resaman) by my first 

marriage. 

Margaret Mead Fortune. (Mrs*Reo Franklin Fortune) by my #4oofcdriarriage 
Margaret Mead Bateson (Mrs.Gregory Bateson) by my third marriage. 


State the name of your employer, the title and grade of your present 
position and your salary. 

American Museum of Natural History, 

Assooiate Curator of Ethnology, 

Salary $6,975.08 


USCSC—WASHINGTON D C 












Margaret Mead 


Information has been received by this Board to the effect that you have 
been affiliated in some way with the organizations named below, all of | 
which were reported to have been Communist controlled? 

(a) National Committee for People's Rights 

(You were said to have been a 
member and your name was listed 

as being eligible for election . ! 

to the Executive Committee.) . 1 2 3 4 

(b) East and West Association 

(c) Foster Parents Plan For War Children 

; ‘ • ' • ' ' ’ . V • . t ' 

(d) United China Relief, Incorporated ■ j 

• i 

(e) Conference of Young Women , 

f 

/ 

(f) National Wartime Conference of the Professions, ,/ 

the Sciences, the Arts, the White Collar Fields. i 

• ‘ 

(g) Downtown Community School 

(h) National Council of American-Soviet Friendship 

It is noted that in the statement which you submitted with your Identic _ 
fication and Personnel Data Form, you mentioned your connection with . ' 

these groups. However, since it is necessary for this B^ard to have 
your explanation under oath, you are requested to furnish a full account 
of your affiliation with each organization, including the following? 

(1) Dates and places of your affiliation. 

I 1' •• 

(2) Titles of any offices held by you. 

(3) Nature and extent of your activities. 

(4) Whether or not you were aware of their 
Communist nature. 









Margaret Md( 


Answers to V. 


(a) National Committeee for People's lights. I was n<bjt a member of this 


organization. 'When this allegation turned up in a loyalty questionnaire 
which 1 was filling out as a consultant of the Federal Seourity 
Agency in 1949, it was a great deal of trouble to even ldoate the 
organization, whose name I did not reogngnize. I finally traced the 
organization as one -which had given a dinner in honor of Professor 
Franz Boas to which all of his anthropological colleagues and associates 
were invited. I have no record of the date, it was sometime during the 
war. 


i 


(b) East and West Association. When this organization was formed it 

was devoted to friendship between East and West. The address I have 
is 62 W.45th Street 1 )''and there was a Washington branch with which 
I cooperated on one program during the war. I j3ined it at the request 
of Pearl Buck with whom 1 had had some professional association in 
connection with Asia Magazine, etc. My role was as a specialist in 
the Paoifio. I was a member of the Advisory Board in 1941, Board of 
Directors, 1941-43 and back to Advisory Board in 1943, after which 
I had little contact with the organization. I helped organize an 
Anglo Amerioan ^riAikriship meeting in Washington, gave a few lectures 
for them here and therem advised on bibliographies, eto. After the 
war the association had difficulty raising funds and became relatively 
inaotive. When I received the enquiry about this in 1949, I investigated 
its then present status. I was told that there had been attacks upon 
it - because of those its activities connected with China, that lit was 
not on the Attorney u eneral's list and had so far been able to defend 
itself as non-subversive. It was shortly afterwards dissolved. 


During ny association with members of the Association I saw nothing 
that aroused any suspicion of Communist domination. I did feel that 
the association had a very strong bias against oolonialism which could 
possibly be shaped, under wartime conditions, into Anti^British bias 
which might be dammaging to the war effort. It was for this reason that 
I participated actively in the Washington Angifl^merioan program.(One 
of the areas in which I worked intensively during the war - under govern 
mental auspioes - was improving Anglo-Americans fehtions.) 

(o) Foster Parents 'Plan for War Children. 55 W.42nd Street, New Y 0 rk, N.Y. 

I did not know this organization as one in which one oould be a 
member, but only as an agency through which Contributions oould 
be made to the work of the distinguished ohiId-analyst, D r.Ahna 
Freud, who was oonduoting a special set of studies on the effeot 
of war on ohildren in England. I made a contribution specifically 
for this English work, and so reported - under contributions - on 
some form whihch I filled out during the warJ I was on their; 
mailing list to receive Miss Freud's scientific accounts of her 
work which they distributed in some processed form. I knew nothing 
about the organization beyond the faot that it collected money for 
children in war tom countries and that it was a ohannel for helping 
Miss Freud, ^he question of whether it had any relationship to 
Communism never entered my head. The use of suoh agencies as! cover 
organizations was not then a matter of commoA knowledge. 

(d) United China Belief Ino. 1790 Broadway, New Yorl. Iacoepted an 

an invitation from Pearl dated, April}2,1941, to be a member 








Margaret Mead 


Answers to V ( oont) p.2 

(d) United China belief ( oont) 

6fathe Woman's Committee of United China belief.. The letterhead on 
whioh this request appeared carried the names of Mr.Henry Luoem John 
D.Rookefeller, 3rd, and Mrs.Franklin Roosevelt. I aooepted this 
request as a wartime duty and had no further association with United 
China Relief. When queried about this organisation, in 1949, I 
telephoned their office and was informed that all such oommlttees had 
beoome quiescent when the general war chest plan went through. I 
aooepted this invitation under the impression that the names on the 
letter head guarenteed this was what it purported to be - a relief 
organisation whioh was being given support by the oommunity. My 
position as a specialist in the Paoifio area made my inolusion on 
lists like this an ordinary procedure in wartims. I had no idea of 
any connection with Communism. (My specialist competence in the 
Paoific was related to the primitive cultures of the South Seas and 
it was much later in the war before I knew anything at all about 
political conditions in China and the possibilities of a Chinese 
Relief organisation being suspect.) 

(e) The 1949 enquiry from the Federal Security Agency stated that the 

DAILY WORKER of Deo. 16,1940 reported my attendance at a CONFERENCE 
OF YOUNG TTOMENJ held in New York City on December 14,1940. I did 
attend this Conference under the following oiroumstanoes. I had 
been teaohing at Vassar, on a part time basis, A reoent V a ssar 
graduate whom 1 did not know dame to ask fen aldvice about organising 
this Conference which she said was supposed to bring together a 
a Cross section of young women. I looked over her list, and although 
I was still relatively inexperienced in the Aulerioan organisational 
field it looked very anti-interventionist, anti-ally, to me. ( I 
think that at this point I would not have used the word "left” to 
describe iti I had not learned to think in those terms; my only 
organizational experience had been since returning to the oOuhtry 
in 1939 and beginning to worry about WorldUAr II.) At this time 
I knew practically nothing about either Fascist or Communist organ¬ 
izations or techniques, but I was actively prd-ally. (This oonfer- 
erenoe was ofoourse before Germany’s invasion I of Russia.) I 
suggested to this V aS sar Alumnae that she balance her list with 
associations of other sorts, suoh as the Junior League, and I 
personally called the Junior League offioe,. ( New York Office). 

I went to the Conference and watohed it very carefully, especially 
for the sort of anti-allied arguments whioh were being used, and 
spke - from the floor - to counter ballance the very conspicuous 
anti<*allied propagnda. These were days when Communist techniques 
were very little known, and people, newly related to more active 
organizational work by the war, thought it was worthwhile to go 
to such meetings and speak against their programs on the spoilt It 
was quite obvious at the meeting itself that Lt was being engineered 
by the extreme left. It was at this meeting that 1 first heard 
a "communist” tone of voice as speakers would bolster their attaoks 
with quotations from the New York Times, with the words, "And I / 










Margaret Mead 


Answers to V ( cont) 

(e) CONFERENCE OF YOUNG WOMEN (oont) 

quote” uttered in a speoial deadly sort of tone which * had never 
before heard. ( I heard the Basoist tone of voice for the first 
time in the spring of 1940, when Lawrence Dennis spoke on a forum 
at vhioh I^Kiso been asked to speak. 1^. also was quite new to me.) 

When I got to the Conference and saw how conspicuously proletarian 
it was, I realised that 1 had been exceedingly naive in suggesting 
that organizations like the Junior League be ask»d to take part. I 
had no idea this would do any harm - as I say I was ignorant of the 
techniques by vdiioh individuals and organizations were systematically 
involved and discredited - but I found it hard to think of a Junior 
League representative being anything except confused and repelled by 
the whole scene. However I heard afterwards that the Junior League 
representative was so geneuinely shocked into awareness of what was 
going on in the country that she was instrumental in organizing a study 
group to beoomeibetter oriented in political problems. This study group 
was said to have been among young ^epublioans. (I did not reoeive this 
information from the Junior League, but because the Committee for National 
Morale was appealed to for lecturers for this group.) j 

After later oontaot and greatly increased knowledge of Communist 
techniques, 1 am prepared to believe that this may have been a definite 
attempt to involve me, who had no background of organizational work 
and a well known scientific and literary name, in a Communist dominated 
group. On the other hand, it may have been the kind of naivete whioh 
1 later encountered in whioh individuals on the extreme left think that 
the world is oamposed of Stalinites and Trotdyilies, and do not inolude 
the possibility of there being Republicans and De moor ats in their 
oalaoulations jSO that anyone with whom they como in oontaot, will be 
plaoed in one of the two positions, aooording an thete is initial 
oonfliot or agreement over even the moBt minor, apparently a-politioal 
issue. 


(f) National Wartime Conference of the r rofessions, the Sciences, the 
Arts, the White Collar Workers. 

I 

I have no reoord of association with this organization. If 
I reoeiveiT requests to participate which did not require a reply 
1 would lave destroyed them. I think that I would have known that 
the title was definitely Communist but 1 am not oertain of this* 







Margaret Mead 


V (cont) p.^ 

(g) Dovoatom Community School, 233 East 11th Street, Ijfew York. 


until two o'clock in the morning. Mrs.Reeoe 
of a small exclusive little sohool in ^reenwi 
at all with political manourving. 


had been the principal 
oh and had no expertenoe 


I was a member of the Board of Trustees, 19& 
the education committee 1945-47 and I used to 
at year, to the parent body or as a money raisjL: 
sohool. 


■When I finished a two year te rm as a memberl 
that I had got the sohool on its feet, and re 
the parent body of extra-sohool political fig|i 
who was an old frifend of Mrs.Reece's and appe 
or contact with Communist and Leftist movement 
of a special finance committee to settle the 
and put some money into the second mortgage to 
protecting Mrs.Reeoe, who insisted on putting 
into it. I felt that on the whole the sohool 
as a school, 1 that the early inroads of politi 
reduced to an unimportant minimum. 


:5-47, chairman :of 
give a lecture or so 
.ng device for the 


of the Board I felt 
jiuoed the impaob within 
ting. We had a President 
jsired to have no experience 
s. I helped, as chairman 
eoond mortage problem, 
give me a stake in 
her entire savings 
could be left to go on 
leal factions had been 


I remained in nominal association with thej 
years while my child was still in the school, 
in the choioe of a new administrator. I parti 
find a competent admininistrator, and at the 
child from the school and put her in the Breai 


school for two more 
A oris is then arose 
cipatedin attempts to 
same time removed my 
rley School. , 

il in 1949, I stated 


oo 1^ for members; of the 
conferred with reveral 


When I filled out my last. Enquiry in detail 
that T did not believe that the sohool ever hadheen dominated by 
Communists. T would still 6tate that it was rot dominated by Com¬ 
munists while I was aotive in the school, nor 

of the sohool group. However in the spring cf 1950, a new orisis 
arose in an attempt to obtain the resignation of the administrator 
which brought me back into .touch with the 8dn< 

Board sought my advioe. In this connection I 
people, and attended one parents meeting in March of that year.. 

I have only reports of what happened but there seems very little 
doubt that that the same kind of struggle whi.oh had been successfully 
quelled in the first days of the school reourred, with accusations 
of Communists and Fascists flying freely. A new principal’ adminis¬ 
trator was later appointed about whom the saAe sort of controversy 
arose. As I Jjad neither the time, the inolination, nor the reason - 
my child was not in the school any longer - bo oontinue whati appeared 
to be a hopeless battle- educationally, because we could not find 
a good administrator who would be able to oojje with the inroads of 
the subversives ,— I withdrew from all association with the sohool. 
When I withdrew - in 1950 - the political cl:.nate had ghmqgBiriYMTBri 
become far dearer and I realised that it wan inadvisable to work 
any longer in a setting in whioh there were even a few Communists 
whether it was possible to keep them from dominating or not, 

1 








-Margaret Mead 


V(oont) 




(g) Downtown Community School, (cont) 

To summarize. When 1 became a member of the B<j>ard I had no idea that 
Communism would even be an issue. I found myself I responsible for the 
financial situation, the political integr/ity and the education in the 
sohool. I worked hard to keep the battling subversive elements from 
wreoking the school, and 1 withdrew from the sohool entirely when 
conditions appeared to ha-ve arisen within which I had no longer any 
influence and subversive influences mjrght take oontrol. On April 27, 1960 
I wrote the President of the Board of "rustees withdrawing from ”all 
fomal connections with the Downtown Community School, as a sponsor and 
as an eduoational advisor. " And I said*”! have made it a rule never to 
continue in any responsible connection with an organization whose 
leadership I was unable to follow, whose polioie^ I did not sympathize 
with and in which I was myself not willing or able to take an aotiv© 
part.! find myself in such a position in regard 4o the sohool, and the 
situation is further complicated by what appear 4o be the re-entry 
into sohool politios of world political alignment^ which I did my best 
to teep out during my period of board membershipJ A oopy of this 
letter was sent to each member of the Board. 

1 have answered this question at considerable length as I realise 
that the position of the sohool may effeot the future usefulness of 
many individuals who thought they were merely working for an eduoational 
institution with high ideals. I would not today be able to say who was 
a Communist. Another sohool of the same type was also being tom by the 
same kind of domestic quarrels only in that sohool the people who said 
they were anti- a talinist, were on the opposite side of the quarrel. 

By 1949 I had learned to spot the Party Bine, but this was a situation 
tfiere the Party Line was not involved directly, where all of the parents 
took a generally tolerant position on suoh matters as raoe and religion, 
so that it was not possible to spot the areas in which one would expect /* 
find Communists. The type of association that 1 had with the Sohool is 
further evidenced that I did not make a single friend there j I knew a 
few people before the school started, who put children in the sohool, 
or helped in other ways. These have left the sohool also, and I have not 
even heard the smallest shred of gossip about its present position. 
Occasionally when the amortization on the last remains of the seoond 
mortage is not paid, I telephone the school lawyer and protest. This 
is.my only contact. At the same time, the sohoo]. may be no more dominated 
by Communists now than it was in my day. I have no way of knowing. 


(h) National Council of Amerioan Soviet Friendship. 

*n 1944 I oak asked to supply a list of books on child oare in 
the U n ited States. I thought it very desire.ble that members of 
the Soviet Union should be informed in any way possible about 
actual conditions in the Soviet Union. This help was interpreted 
as willingness on my part to be a oonsultfnt, so that 1 felt 
that in listing my associational record, should mention it. 

I was, from my point of view, simply utilizing a channel to the 
Soviet Union through Txhioh some inkling of democratic procedures 
might go.i 













Margaret Mead 


• : IJ 


Information has been received by this Board to the effect that you 
have been associated with Mark Lulinsky, an alleged Comnunist Party 
member, and that you have attended social and professional gatherings 
at his home. 


You are requested to furnish a complete statement regarding the nature 
and extent of your association with Mark Lulinsky, including informa- ■' 
tion as to whether or not you were aware of his Communist activities ,! 
and sympathies and whether or not you ever aided, acquiesced or parti— 
cipated in such activities. 

If you have been associated with any other Communists, Communist Partyi i 
members or Communist sympathizers, furnish full information regarding '' 
such association. 


Between 1947 and 1953 I directed a series of studies on modem 
cultures, and a number of these studies were on the nature of Soviet 
culture and institutions. T^ese researches were conducted under government 
contracts and an aocount of them has already been furnished to you. p.6i 

° f ^ " S P® cial Note on Clearance Forms, supplementary sheet to 
ock 18. In this research we used as informants a laL-ge number of people 
who came from Iron Curtain countries. T he atmosphere was necessarily 1 
explicitly politioal. T h e researoh was unclassified, the! material designed 
for publication, but the orientation of the research workers was clearly 
anti-Soviet. I met Mr.Lulinsky because his wife was a lay member of one 
of our research groups where she was one of our best informants on old 
Russia. We sometimes met at her house and she cane to my house for research 
meetings or gatherwyM r L ulinsky did not partioipate ^ these meetings but 
woul d s ome tim es talk with us sooially aftar a meeting. NEVER AT ANY TIME 

“ WAS A 

SYMPATHIZER. I knew that he was a Russian importer and that for the first 

yea w/5 ter thf l war had “ de busine8s trips to the Soviet Union. His daughter 
worked for me for a short period doing some photographic enlargement. The 
nature of our association was such that when the Russian research was con¬ 
cluded, we no longer met, nor are we very likely to meet. 

CategorioaHy I had no reason to believe that he wks a Communist ! 
sympathiser, I was very much astonished by the question. I have reviewed 
my remembrance of all associations with the Lulinskys - a typical white 
Russian type household^and I can find nothing in them to which such a 
suspicion could attaoh. It is not as if I had met him amurfg naive neoule 
I saw him and his wife only in politically self conscious ciroles where 1 * 
there was tontinual disoussion of everyone's politioal pist, and exact shade 
of anti-Stalinism. 

I have never known anyone whom I knew to be a Comnunist, as a friend 
although I have had slight professional oontaots with persons who have been* 
aooused of being Communist. Long before I realised that fcommunism was dangerou* 
I found it tedious and boring and avoided all opportunities of oontact. 

. . 








Margaret Mead 


V 


VII 


What has been the nature and extent of your association 
Mrs. Ronald Wilfred Gurney, Nathan Constantin Leites, 
Weltfish? 


with Dr. and 
and Dr. Gene 


Dr. a nd Mrs. Ronald Wilfred Gurney . I had met Dr. and Mrs. 
once and possibly more, when Mrs.Gurney became a membe 


of the East Indies/ Institute of which I was a Board member. I’his oocurred 
at somb point while I was away. I remember finding her 


I returned to the Museum. The background of the East 
is oovered in "Special Note on Clearance Forms, p.3 lines 26-47. (As these 
are matters of record I assume they need not be repeated under oath, so I 
merely refer to them). When the executive secretary o 
resigned, she was succeeded by Mrs 4 Gumey, with whom I 
contact as one of the founding Board members of the 1^ 
used to meet in her apartment. Occasionally, Dr.Gurney 


away during a good deal of this period, would appear at the end of a 


$'• \ v 


pumey, certainly 
r of the staff 


installed when i. 
Indies Institute 


If the Institute , 
then had periodic 
jstitute. The Board 
who was, I believe 


heast Asia Institute) 
of the Institute 
Day to which I 


7 

. % * 


I had never had any 
urprised to reoeive 
rity witness ima 


meeting, or at some East ‘‘hdies Institute ( later Soutt 
affair. M v only sooial contaot which was not a matter 
was a party for children which Mrs•Gurney gave on Navy 
took my young daughter so that she could watoh the Fleet on the Hudson 
"N. River. I was not in sympathy with the way Mrs*Gumey ran ifc the Institute; 

\ -^ — ■>-J —HU..! of sort but 

organization-with 

a tiresome weight and pretentiousness. I finally resigned from the Board 
out of weariness with the length of her reports. But 
reason to question her* political soundness and I was eji 
several years(?) later a request from her to be a seoui 
clearing which she said was direoted towards Dr.Gurney's employment in 
some project as a physioist. I refused to do this on the ground that I 
knew absolutely nothing about her political views or affiliations, and 
that the fact that I had differed with her on her methods of administering 
the Institute affairs hardly made me a suitable genereil witness. Dr.Gurney 
I ha<H>ly knew at all. The information that Mrs.Gumev was seeking witnesses 
for a clearance was the first intimation that I had that there could be 
any question of Communist sympathies on either of their part% and I assumed 
that her having been bom in Russia, although reared 

played a considerable role here. I have not. talked w^th Mrs.Gurney sinoe 
this incident which she regarded as unfriendly on my part, although I have 
seen her onoe or twice in large gatherings. 












Margaret Mead 


VII ( cont) p.2 


Nathan Constantin Leites. 


I met Dr.Leites once in Washington near the end of the war, in the 
spring of 1945 ( I believe), and that sjnnmer D r .Wolfenstein, the present Mrs,. 
Leites, became my research associate in a project involved with the psychology 
of young children. I came to know D r .Leites better during^.tljie period of their 
engagement and after their marriage. He then was away in Unesoo, and our real 
association began in 1947 with the inaugeration of the firit of the Russian ! 
projects on which he and I have worked together. From 1948 to the present he 
has been on the staff of Rand, and he and 1 worked most closely together during 
the two years, 1948-1950 that * directed a project /’Studies on Soviet Culture 
as a sub-contract under a Rand air force contract. i- 

I have knom D r .i«ites as consistently, continuingly, aotively anti-Soviet, 
bending all of his brilliance and effort to do researoh which would strengthen 
the understanding of the U n ited States that the Soviet u nion was very dangerous. 
His ”£fii±i±BaixieB»iBXBfxkhHx Operational Code of the H 0 iitburo is a textbook in 
the dangerous designs of the Soviet Union and the Communist Party. I have never 
seen Dr.Leites for one moment uncommitted to a major task of studying Communism- 
in the Soviet U n ion and now in Europe - with the aim of combatting tfaSJTjf'* ; 

Since the war 1 have not myself been working with classified materials 
but 1 have assumed that fflr,Leites probably carried the highest possible clearance 
because of the nature of the work he was doing. 





Margaret Mead 


VII (cont) p.3. 


( Separate sheets for eaoh name to prevent any possible future association between 
thee three oases*) 

r • • ‘ ■ i 

Ifc*.Gene Weltfish* 


Dr.Weltfish has been associated sinoe her graduate student days, until her 
severance this last spring, with the Department of Anthropology of Columbia University* 
I am a Ph.D from that department and through the years I have given oooasional 
oourses under its auspices but I have only, this summer, after D r .Weltfish's 
departure, reoeived a regular appointment at Columbia* So, while Dr.Weltfish was 
the administrative officer in the division in which I have taught these last three | 

years, my contacts with her, were over the telephone. 1 saw her possibly two or *J 

three timeB a year in some professional context* I met her first when I invited l 

a new group of graduate students to my house when 1 returned from a field trip, 
and the only otter time I can remember ter being in my house was during the period | 

I lived on W.93rd street, -1940-1942 - when I remember she came to consult ms i 

professionally - 1 was on leave of absence from the Museum at the time* If I had 
bean asked about her anytime up to late in the war, I would simply have had to say 
that I didn't know her well, that I found her anthropological work of a sjrt which 
I was not aathusiastic about but vhich was careful and responsible, that believed 
she worked very hard and that I under^g^shg.had to do most of the dull routine 
work of the department, with a small Dome ration inoommansurate with the amount of 
work. During the war 1 came to associate her with a more active interest in community 
affairs, and in matters on -vhioh strong ethical stands were taken, but I should say 
it was well towards the end of the war that I began to hear accusations of her 
Communist sympathies. Even in the furore over Raoes of Mankind, I do not remember any 
allegations of this sort. After the war, she seemed to be identified in ways which 

1 would regard as showing definitive Communist sympathies, but even then 1 was surprised 

at the newspaper aooount of ter endorsement of germ warfare slanders. This seemed out 
of character. When she was separated from Columbia, she inrote me sayingi she wanted 
to go back to her Indian language work and would I support her request for a grant. 

I beljeved that this was a field in which“^is competent, in which her Communist 
sympathies or involvements, whatever theyvere, would not matter, and that furthermore, 
if we wished to keep those who were openly sympathetic to Communist ideas, out of 
our institutions -where they would do harm, one of the best ways.to do;fchi8 I s to 
permit them to earn their living, in inoocuous ways, in the fielas/tney are trained* 

T^is prevents martyrdom, prevents the addition of misguided liberal voioes to pleas 
on their behalf, and reduoes the extent to which we have to imitate the Soviet Union 
because Communist taotios have involved us in counter measures* 














Margaret Mead 


VIII 


Information has been received by this Board to the effej: 
in 1950, you were being considered for membership in th 
Russian Institute, an organization on the Attorney Gene 
that in September 1951, you received the "USSR Informat 
publication of the Soviet .Embassy. 


ral's list, and 
ion Bulletin, a 


What comment do you care to make regarding the above-information? 


I took out a membership in the American Russian In 
1947, called a "Library Service G ro up Membership”, on 
Columbia Uni-re rsi ty Rsearoh in Contemporary Culture 
N6-onr-271. ), so that members of the project could us] 
The library of..,the American Russian ■‘■nstitute had mat} 
eithe r at Columbia or at the NY Eublic Library, and 
the G 0 vemmant Contract Division of Columbia Universij 
if the staff using the library were instructed to si 
then 15 Amsterdam Avenue. We continued to use the 1$ 
the following two or three years. I have no reoord 
we stopped using it* * had no illusions whatsoever 
Russian Institute. .1 was doing Research on the S ov^. 
auspioes, this was a reasonable library fee, and we 
we could. I have no idea what thajt' statement that 
for membership in 1950 would mean, exoept that poss 
of the American- Russian Institute was hopeful of g< 
dues from us. As the second Russian projeot - Stud} 
under RAND was completed in 1950, this would probab 
the pe riod when we no longer needed the library. 


I ordered the USSR I 1 *formation Bulletin* Septemb 
Director, Studies in Soviet Culture, 15 W.77th Strep 
made through the Amerioan Museum of Natural history 
but I thought it better to have it addressed to me 
I could take responsibility for it. The Museum doeB 
affairs of possible political signifioanoej this co: 
We found the Bulletin of the USSR useful in our anal; 
and it was ordered fbr that purpose, throughout the 
on Soviet problems. 


:t that early 
American- 


stitute, in December, 
behalf of the 
project, (ONR Contract 
e the library, 
erials not available 
phe re<jjisition to 
ty so states. Members 
jjn the projeot address, 
brary throughout 
in my file as to when 
about the Amerioan 
et Union under correct 
took what precautions 
was being considered 
ibly a planning committee 
ptting another year's 
es in S_viet Culture - 

■y 


S Q viet 
have coincided with 


er 30,1949, as ; 
t. This purchase was 
accounting office, 
personally, so that 
not usually handle any 
ptract was an exception. 
.ysis of Communism, 
series of investigations 


15 West 77th street is the address of the 
Natural History which I use as a shortened 
wish tom involve the Museum as an instituti 


Amerioan Museum of 
form when I do not 
on. 








Margaret Mead 


Attached hereto is the list of organizations which have bsen designated 
to date by the Attorney General of the United States in c pnnection with 
the Federal Employee Security Program under the provisions of Executive 
Order No. 10450. The organizations listed also have been designated by 
the Attorney General as within the purview of Part II, Section 2(f) of 
Executive Order No* 10422. 

Are you now or have you ever been a member of, or in any manner affili¬ 
ated with the Communist Party, U. S. A.? (_ top ) 

YES 0R1 NO 

Are you now or have you ever been a member of ,om in any manner affili¬ 
ated with any of the other organizations on the attached list? 

( Yes _) 

YES OR NO 

If either answer is "Yes,” give complete details of your membership 
in or affiliation with each organization including (l) the name and 
location of each such organization, (2) the nature and eatent of your , 
activities therein, (3) the approximate dates of your membership or 
affiliation, (4) the titles of any positions or offices held by you 
in each such organization and (5) such other information as you may 
consider necessary. 


Fulldetails of my use of the American Russian Institut e Library 
in connection with my g i vemment supported researches on the 
Soviet Union have been supplied under VIII 


Full details of my furnishing a list of references to a committee 
of the N ationa l Cqunn.-M nf Amari can Spyeit friend ship have been 
supplied under 7(h) 


USCSC—WASHINGTON D C 













Margaret Mead 


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beoause although nominally our ally, it was clear that this 
I considered it would be unsafe to work on Russian materials! 
auspioes, especially if 1 had to involve younger workers wi 
in handling suoh materials as Communist literature* 1 devote! 
tijjje and energy to this series of government projeots, from 
I appreciate the need of these olearanoes completely. 


[would not last and 
exoept under government 
a less dear recordf^** 
d almost all of my 
1947 through 1963. 


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The ooverlng letter was dated August 27th. My forwarding instructions ended August 
30th, and I found the enquiry among my mail when I returned to New York on 
September 2, 1964 

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Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day of Septmber 1954 




Notary Rubiib 




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CHARLES 
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 

MARGARET MEAD 

Department of State 

SECURITY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 

Report of SA Hugh B. McGahey dated 
November 7, 1963, at Washington, D, C 

Exhibit D 
Exhibit E